October 29th, 2010
09:22 AM ET
12 years ago

Murkowsi 'shameful,' Palin says at rally for Miller

(CNN) – Amid polls showing a neck-and-neck Senate race in Alaska, Sarah Palin offered a hearty endorsement of Republican nominee Joe Miller Thursday night and called incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski's actions "shameful."

"Let's call her the candidate for the entitlement party," Palin proclaimed of Murkowski at the evening rally with Miller at her side. "She can't really find a party. Not independent, not Republican."

Palin's endorsement of the once little-known Miller is credited with helping fuel his surprise victory over Murkowski in the August primary with 51 percent of the vote. Murkowski conceded her party's nomination, but later launched a general election write-in candidacy.

There has long been no love lost between Palin and Murkowski, a fact that was on clear display Thursday as the former Alaska governor took aim at the incumbent senator's campaign tactics.

"The opponent would rather waste the voters time by throwing this mud at Joe!" said Palin, visibly appearing angry. "And this campaign that is throwing this mud is being run by a lot of beltway lobbyists."

Palin also sharply criticized Murkowski's actions in the latest debate between the candidates.

"I find it shameful ... this establishment party politician, shamefully used Joe Miller's honorable military service as a means to attack him," said Palin.

During the contentious debate earlier this week, Murkowski asked Miller, "What would your instructors, what would your classmates at West Point say about how well you have lived up to your code of honor?"

But at the rally Thursday night, Palin indicted the "lame-stream media" for not fully conveying Miller's record of military service.

"I read his resumé, I read his accomplishments, I read his passion for America and I think, 'Are we even fit to tie his combat boots?'" she asked.

You are not getting the truth from the left, and you are not getting the truth from the lame-stream media about the real Joe Miller," she added, noting Miller served in the Gulf War and was awarded a Bronze Star.

A recent CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll shows a deadlocked race between Murkowski and Miller among likely voters at 37 percent. Sitka Mayor Scott McAdams, the Democrats' nominee trails with 28 percent.

Filed under: 2010 • Joe Miller • Lisa Murkowski • Sarah Palin
soundoff (146 Responses)
  1. John

    Ironic, with all the ent!tlements Joe Miller and his wife have taken advantage of.

    October 29, 2010 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  2. johnrj08

    When Palin is happy, it's an act. When Palin gets sad, it's an act. When Palin gets mad, it's an act. Palin is an actress, and a bad one at that. Virtually nothing about Palin is real. Everything that comes out of her mouth, other than the high-pitched, shrill sound of her irritating voice, is designed to put more money into her pocket.

    October 29, 2010 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  3. George Guadiane - Austerlitz, NY

    On top of the "tin foil hat brigade" (Tea Party)) situation, it's beginning to look like the electronic voting fix is already in...

    With Murkowski doing this well in the polls, it seems possible that the primary may have been rigged, I mean ALASKA? Sarah Palin's home State, where she had been in charge till recently? Does she know how things work there, or who to go to to get what she wants?

    I'm just sayin'.

    October 29, 2010 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  4. Phil Muse

    What does Palin think the Republicans are if not "the entitlement party"? As shamless advocates of "drill baby, drill," Murkowski and Palin are sisters under the skin.

    October 29, 2010 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  5. Kanoodle

    Come on Alaskans, please don't vote for Joe Miller.

    October 29, 2010 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  6. Mike

    Sara Palin is the dumbest human being on earth.

    October 29, 2010 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  7. Dave

    Uhhh, Sarah..."Independent" is not a party.

    October 29, 2010 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  8. Anna

    Talk about "the pot is calling the kettle black". Ms Palin herself did not have a party, so she started her own Tea Party. She is angry at Ms Murkowski for being the same kind of person she herself is – someone who hates to lose and just won't accept she is done.

    October 29, 2010 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  9. beth

    Palin is shameful!!!

    October 29, 2010 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  10. duke

    My cousin has a two inch scratch on his arm(doing mechanical work on a chopper)and guess what he got for his non combat injury?
    That's right sarah and joe(hypocrite)the same award!
    So vote no to joe,I mean he is a proven liar!!

    October 29, 2010 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  11. V

    Yeah, like we should all take Palin's word for anything! Joe Miller is a liar and is corrupt. He is not fit to serve in Washington so if the people of Alaska thinks he is so great – them keep him up there in some State job! (Where he can misuse his position again.) There has been enough dirt, hate, fear and downright lies spread on the lower 48 by Ms. Palin and we are not as dumb down here as she might like to think. She is one of the most angry, hateful and downright nasty persons I have ever seen.

    October 29, 2010 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  12. Lynda/Minnesota

    Amid polls showing a neck-and-neck Senate race in Alaska,
    And other polls show Miller at the bottom of the barrel . . .

    October 29, 2010 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  13. mfhpr

    Oh, this woman is so mature. "Lame-stream-media"? Is she in 10th or 11th grade? Hopefully, if she makes it to senior, she'll grow up and stop using teenage style slurs...

    October 29, 2010 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  14. Carol

    What does Palin know about shame? She has none. Miller may have served his time, but does he live up to that code of honor? Palin does not understand that he should maintain that same level of conduct. Murkowski was not quesstioning his conduct when in the military, so Palin twists the facts again. Palin's code of conduct and ethical behavior is laughable.

    October 29, 2010 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  15. xyz10

    Everything Wailin' Palin has said from the moment she joined McCain's campaign has been shameful. For her to act the way she does and attack Murkowski in this fashion shows she has absolutely no self-awareness, compassion, common sense, or any other positive attribute. She's one of the worst people I've ever seen.

    October 29, 2010 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  16. wayne

    please.....not another LIAR in the senate!

    October 29, 2010 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  17. Sheila Drake

    On the contrary, Senator Lisa Murkowski. Sarah Palin represents the Brain Dead Party. Karl Rove will not even endorse her and we all know Karl who believes that if it is a Republican and if it isn't in prison it should be elected.

    October 29, 2010 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  18. teresa

    Miller had a lot of dirty laundry that he hoped no one would find out about and Palin should have took the time to check hiim out before she endorsed him.
    Getting really sick of Sarah and her bashing of the media whenever they report something she doesn't want people to know but then turns around and bask in its glow the rest of the time.
    I'm going back to just being a republican not a Palin republican and not a Tea Party republican.

    October 29, 2010 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  19. Joel Miller

    These two liars were made for each other. Hopefully Alaskans will come out for Murkowski or McAdam and leave Palin and Miller and her mafia of liars out in the arctic cold.

    October 29, 2010 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  20. Diane

    Palin is the craziest "quitter" in this country and she's nothing but a fanatical war monger-someone should tie her up in a straight jacket, lock her up somewhere and throw away the key! The only lame stream thing is this country is crazy, looney Sarah Palin!!!!!!

    October 29, 2010 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  21. Crazy Harry

    Lame Stream? That is what pours out her mouth on a regular basis.

    What a hate-ful and stooooopid person she is.

    October 29, 2010 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
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