May 20th, 2010
04:27 PM ET
13 years ago

Palin goes 'rogue' again, backs Didier for Senate

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Sarah Palin bucked the GOP establishment on Thursday when she endorsed a Tea Party activist."](CNN) - Sarah Palin bucked the GOP establishment on Thursday when she endorsed Washington state Tea Party activist Clint Didier in his bid for the Senate.

On Twitter Thursday, Palin said she is "inspired" by Didier and said he is a "patriot running for U.S. Senate to serve his state & our country for all the right reasons!"

The National Republican Senatorial Committee has heavily recruited another Republican to run in the race, businessman and former gubernatorial candidate Dino Rossi. But Rossi, currently a commercial real estate investor, has so far remained uncommitted with only three weeks to go before the June 11 filing deadline.

Didier, a former professional football player, is relatively unknown in the state, registering 26 percent in a head-to-head matchup against incumbent Democratic Sen. Patty Murray who stood at 50 percent. The same poll also showed Murray beating Rossi 51-34 percent.

Didier has already attacked Rossi, painting him as an firmly entrenched in the Republican establishment.

"If people want more of the same, the McCain or Bush type of governing, then they can support Dino," Didier said in a statement earlier this month.

Filed under: 2010 • Popular Posts • Sarah Palin • Washington State
soundoff (131 Responses)
  1. Sniffit

    Hey Queeny, how's that Civilly Rightsy Acty thing workin' our for ya??

    May 20, 2010 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  2. dina

    They can't control her,, can they .That is because she wants to be the Tea Party president andhave all her rednecks vote for her.God help this country if that happens. We will be before the civil rights movement and same sex marriages are out the window.Women will not have contrl of their own bodies. Oil will flow out of every sea. Itwill be 1955 again.

    May 20, 2010 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  3. felix

    Sorry, I mean when half-baked are allowed to run the show.

    May 20, 2010 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  4. Albert R. Killackey, Esq.

    "On Twitter Thursday, Palin said she..." Notice how Palin never does real interviews. Ever wonder why?

    May 20, 2010 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  5. Anonymous

    This is nothing new on Sarahs party she is for the one who is just like her. Lies and hate coming out of then and just another racits.

    May 20, 2010 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  6. Mike

    Sarah, excellent work. The dems couldn't pay for the work you are doing for the Democratic Party. Thank you.

    May 20, 2010 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  7. Bill O really

    Who is Sarah Palin? I keep hearing about this Sarah Palin but all I see is air........................................

    May 20, 2010 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  8. peter vaguely

    One good nut job deserves another. She's your responsibility GOP. Curb your dog!

    May 20, 2010 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  9. Laurie

    She is such an INTELLIGENT, ACCOMPLISHED POLITICIAN that I would vote blindly for whomever she endorses. NOT!!!!!!! I guess the teabag that she is endorsing according to her own twitter is going to serve his state and his country for all the right reasons!" SOMETHING LIKE SHE DID WHEN SHE WAS AN ELECTED OFFICIAL????? Her reason for living is money, her reason for endorsing candidates is for media coverage of her(and it seems to work every time), and her reason to be reasonable went haywire long ago.

    May 20, 2010 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  10. Spiker715

    Sarah Palin is a headache...period! Why does the so called liberal media keep giving her a platform? She is dumb as a rock, has the intellect of a utility pole, is not qualified for a thing, yet folks keep stinking a mike in her face and following her around with cameras! My God! She didn't even know that Joe Sustack was running against Sen. Spector! Nice choice for a pundit, Fox!!!

    May 20, 2010 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  11. Deborah

    She's a vindictive, clueless psycho. I hope the Republican party finally see her as the self-serving narcissist she is and distance themselves from her...on the other hand, perhaps it will be better if they don't, so that they shoot themselves in the foot in the upcoming elections and President Obama can get back his voting majority.

    May 20, 2010 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  12. Cleveland man

    John McCain opened Pandora's box with Sarah Palin in 2008, this is just the beginning. If Sarah Palin and her Tea Party colleagues get their way, the country will be turned back 60 years. For the record, I'm a conservative!

    May 20, 2010 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  13. Dave

    This is why this woman is awesome. She has no loyalties to any party or lobbyists. Obama on the other hand, was bought and paid for via the corrupt chicago-machine "pay to play" system.
    When McCain picked Palin she was HATED by the republican establisment in AK because she exposed and dismantled the corrupt machine up there. After she rid the state of the corrupption she had a 90% approval rating from the people- very impressive.
    Where is obama's record of reform in the dirtiest political city in America? Oh yeah, there is no record of him reforming/calling out the "pay to play" system because he used it to get ahead.
    PALIN 2012

    May 20, 2010 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  14. planet earth

    she's put on some weight. yuck.

    May 20, 2010 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  15. maf

    How can you distinguish "more of the same", when Dino represents McCain and Bush while Didier represents, doh, Palin, who represents McCain and Bush? Trying to spin Sarah away from McCain might not be as easy as simply endorsing Tea Party candidates.

    The Republican party is in a tailspin and there is NO clear way out of the chasm they are digging themselves!

    May 20, 2010 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  16. Nurse Lisa

    how many times can she fail the party before she stops being their darling?

    May 20, 2010 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  17. Darrel from Denver

    Ms. Palin will say anything anyone will pay her to say, so long as she can use only soundbites and throw trite, and typically inaccurate, barbs and cliches around.

    This is a person who is clearly only in it for the money and the notoriety. She has no other redeeming qualities whatsoever.

    Who would listen to this clown?

    May 20, 2010 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  18. Jim M

    Go Sarah, keep ripping the GOP apart. McCain should be very proud.

    May 20, 2010 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  19. Nate, OLY

    Clint "Take our country back" Didier? I'll take my chances with Patty, at least we'll move Washington forward.

    May 20, 2010 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  20. Jim

    ha ha ha! You get what you paid for.

    May 20, 2010 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  21. bademus

    Patty Murray is a great Senator for Washington state. She will win either way. Rossi would probably win a GOP primary however, he is well known here having run for governor in the last two elections and losing both times to Christine Gregoire.

    May 20, 2010 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  22. Gil

    Sarah isn't going rogue, she just is a plain idiot and her actions, I hope, will undermine the republican Party (Party of No) so that it won't be able to win anything in November.

    May 20, 2010 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  23. Ron Reagan

    Her endorsement is worth the paper (or hand) it is written on....NOTHING!

    She is the albatross around their necks.

    May 20, 2010 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  24. felicia

    Who cares palin is a dipstick, her word means nothing.

    May 20, 2010 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  25. Skiking226

    So she cab support whom ever she wants. Good for Sarah

    May 20, 2010 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
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