July 30th, 2010
08:31 AM ET
11 years ago

Palin endorses candidate in Wyoming

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/07/30/art.ritameyer.meyer.jpg caption ="Sarah Palin endorsed Rita Meyer for governor in Wyoming on Friday."](CNN) - Sarah Palin put her support behind another "Mama Grizzly" on Friday, announcing her endorsement of State Auditor Rita Meyer for governor of Wyoming.

Meyer is battling three other Republican candidates for the party's nomination. Wyoming's primaries will be held on August 17.

"Voters know that Rita has a unique blend of steel magnolia and mama grizzly," Palin wrote on her Facebook page. "Her true grit has not escaped the eye of other Americans who know that at every level of political office we all benefit with commonsense constitutional conservatives in service."

Democratic Gov. Dave Freudenthal announced in March that he would not seek a third term in office. Both the Rothenberg Political Report and the Cook Political Report, two of the top non-partisan political handicappers, indicate that Republicans have a strong likelihood of picking up the governorship in November.

–CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report

Filed under: 2010 • Rita Meyer • Sarah Palin • Wyoming
soundoff (30 Responses)
  1. Can't we all just get along?

    Hey, Wyoming! Vote for ANYONE ELSE!

    Palin's endorsement is the kiss of death to a candidate.

    July 30, 2010 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  2. larry

    Didn't a mama grizzly just maul someone to death for no reason?

    July 30, 2010 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  3. Marie MD

    No wonder the real grizzlies are attacking people. I would too if this bimbo dared to compare my bearness to her and her group of right wing nutsos.
    Phew! Almost a week without one single story about this imbecile and we have had three in the last two days.
    Good luck meyer. You are going to need it.

    July 30, 2010 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  4. anagram_kid

    Can one of Palin’s handlers explain to her that the correct term for a 'mama grizzly' is a sow?

    July 30, 2010 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  5. Sid Prejean

    I must admit to knowing nothing about Rita Meyer, but as a retired Air Force officer I can say this: Take the uniform off if you're advertising for partisan political office!

    Sid Prejean
    LtCol, USAF, Retired

    July 30, 2010 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  6. Dave Harris

    So like another famous "Mamma Grizzly", she's going to assault innocent people in the delusional belief that her babies are threatened?
    This is an unfortunate analogy, but not too inaccurate for Palin followers.

    July 30, 2010 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  7. DOG1

    I hope Ms Meyer wasn't too devastated by this news, it had to be tough to hear.

    July 30, 2010 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  8. Dennis

    Using terms like Mama Grizzly make you look pretty stupid, Sarah!

    July 30, 2010 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  9. Joyce-NY

    Good Luck Mama Grizzly for Governor !

    July 30, 2010 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  10. martin

    Way to go, CNN. You cropped out the apple pie in the photo. More proof that Obama is a communist.

    July 30, 2010 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  11. roro

    Lipstick on pigs – mama grizzlies – this idiot is one-trick pony.

    July 30, 2010 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  12. KEVIN

    This is what I mean about Sarah Plain and Simple Minded, she says nothing. Sarah has no idea who this woman is or what she stands for. What poor fools and so easy to lead astrayn we human are. To fall for nothing means you will fall for anything and believe me that is the only true lesson Sarah Plain and Simple Minded ever learn from the five colleges she attend to get one degree. Now I know why this country will be a third world cournty and less than 50 years, it is because people are not common sense smart, to believe in a common sense dummy.

    July 30, 2010 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  13. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Has Palin actually met with anyone she has endorsed? What does she know about this person? I have some concern about who she endorses and what she knows about these people. I am tempted to make a fake candidate with good sounding credentials to get her endorsement only to change things up and make her look bad.

    July 30, 2010 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  14. Cosmo

    What has made Sarah Palin the" King Maker" or in this case the "Queen maker'?
    Palin served a half term as Governor and now spends her time cashing in on her new role as cheerleader for the fact and truth challenged elements of the radical right and torturing the English language.
    Only in America can a one dimensional publicity stunt get so much attention.

    July 30, 2010 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  15. GL

    She is staring to look bais – Why do she just support mostly women?

    July 30, 2010 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  16. Rufus

    Is she going to be the military governor fo Wyoming?

    July 30, 2010 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  17. awaitingliberalizationbyCNN

    Ms. Meyer sounds like another candidate the left hates. Honest, ethical and moral and not owned by the corrupt unions. She will soon be demonized and degreaded by the Journolist and the Nutwork Nation and the rest of the dope smoking, non working, non taxpayers that make up the democrats.

    July 30, 2010 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  18. Gil

    I hope this will show that Americans are smart enough to decide Sarah's endorsement makes this candidate questionable as to values, morals and electability!

    July 30, 2010 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  19. Gil

    I forgot! it is called the BIMBO FACTOR!

    July 30, 2010 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  20. GL

    Meyer is battling three other Republican candidates for the party's nomination. Wyoming's primaries will be held on August 17.

    Never hear of this woman and hope she lose so Sara Palin can stop going around endosing people she really don't know nothing about. You would have thought she would have taking the advise from Iowa, but I see she never know when to shut up and take soem advise.

    July 30, 2010 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  21. works for me

    hey "Mama Grizzly" TTFN. This is the kind of endorsement that she really needs??

    July 30, 2010 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  22. G

    This time Palin may be right

    July 30, 2010 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  23. kilo charlie

    do you have to be female to receive a palin endorsement?

    July 30, 2010 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  24. Republicans Are The American Taliban

    These "Mama Grizzlies" ....are more like "Lunatic Sasquatchs"...

    July 30, 2010 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  25. Chuck

    Sarah, in case you haven't been keeping up, we know you don't read newspapers, Wy. has been losing some tourists and citizens to grizzlies. You think you could use a little judgment on your "one trick" folksy comments? We don't want you in Wy., just like they don't want you in NH. Go home.

    July 30, 2010 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
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