October 29th, 2010
09:22 AM ET
11 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)

    Sarah should be the last one to talk about "slinging mud" at your opponent. She has been doing this since her unsuccessful run for the Vice Presidency. What an Idiot!

    October 29, 2010 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  2. carlos

    as a Nam Vet I would not let this jerk of a man, come close tomy boots, and if he did, I would dispose of them by burning them, he is evil.

    October 29, 2010 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  3. kd

    Palin is an idiot.

    October 29, 2010 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  4. vic nashville tn

    Right wing media CNN stop saying “ neck-and-neck Senate race”

    Miller in last place source Politico
    "lame-stream media" for not fully conveying Miller's record of military service. Palin
    She doesn’t watch "lame-stream media" actually lame-stream media cover Miller's military record when Miller's private security guards arrest the reporter

    October 29, 2010 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  5. Phx, Az

    Good-by McCain, $arah Palin, Joe Hypocrite Miller...............

    October 29, 2010 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  6. will

    this lady is a joke

    October 29, 2010 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  7. Otto

    User of mankind and nature!
    Evil person is search of blood. The "Thriller" of the neighborhoor!
    Sarah the slane grad-nut!

    October 29, 2010 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  8. tcaros

    Palin is like bad gas in a crowded room.

    October 29, 2010 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  9. Brian, NJ

    She is not pretty when she is angry. She does not endorese Miller because she thinks he is actually better for Alaska and America, this is just part of her petty feud with the Murkowski family.

    October 29, 2010 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  10. Julie in CA

    This woman just makes me want to throw up! Outside of pulling in the bucks from the wealthy old horny cronies, she has no purpose whatsover for the GOP. Why don't they simply shut her out? Is money that important to them now that they have corporations paying their way? Pathetic. And any of you voting GOP, worse. You are equally accountable for taking us back to the failed policies that created this mess. At least the Dems have stabliized, and in many ways, improved on what could have been catastrophic depression, but oh, we've conveniently forgotten about Oct. 2008. My taxes are lower now then 2 yrs. ago! Yes, I'm just in the middle class; guess we don't count.

    October 29, 2010 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  11. MAGGIE2010

    I am so embarrassed by what Sarah Palin has brought to this country that if there ever was a key figure in the demise of the USA it is Sarah Palin. Ever since President Obama took the oath of office, she has been riding him........... never giving him or his presidency a chance to correct all of the problem we face... it has been a roller coaster ride of politics since 2006 and it never lets up. She has made a mess of our political system and I am throughorly discusted with the whole process........... I am a Republican and am ashamed of both parties for what this woman has let loose.......... This has been two years of shameful politics and it started with Sarah Palin the woman who could not say no to the lime light and her empty headed retoric............ I will be voting Democrat this year and hope that the Sarah Palins of the world realize that to be tough and do the right thing is not always the popular words or phrases one uses to gather attention but the hard decisions to follow through for the good of all people and not just the few............ Right now I do not respect any of the people in Washington, the new ones or the old ones, they all need to be mindful of the people and earn the respect of the people............... They are now calling the presidency in the lame duck years..... when do we get working politicians doing their jobs........... another 4 years and nothing has been done in this country to further its schools, security, place in the world,,,,,,,,,,, we have slipped so far that we as Americans will never again be top dog in any field............ and the world is laughing....... THANK YOU SARAH PALIN......................

    October 29, 2010 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  12. Lori in St Pete

    This is America you ignorant, self absorbed, self rightous bee-otch! ANYBODY has the right to run for ANY office that they're qualified by residential right to run for, whether YOU like it or not.

    October 29, 2010 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  13. Rush Goebbels

    Poor Sarah,she must have brain freeze.Id give anything to see her wrestle a grizzly bear in the wild,hahaha

    October 29, 2010 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  14. James Brooklyn N.Y.

    Sarah sounds like she is in panic mode. We still need an interpreter to tell us where to put the commas and periods so those of us who have an education can understand this foreign language she speaks.

    October 29, 2010 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  15. Vet

    I see half term, quit to make money Govenor Palin talking to her base of koolaide drinkers with the same can speech. Its amazing when MSNBC this week interviewed some of these koolaide drinkers as to why they dislike The President or the DOJ Leader, they came up with all kind of bizarred reasons, when asked for facts, they admitted to not having any, they heard it. When press further, one gentleman went as far as to say he got it from google. These koolaide drinkers are blinded to the fact that Sarah has the lowest rating and respect of any politician in Alaska.She just handed Miller his death notice on becoming a Senator.

    October 29, 2010 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  16. cecilia

    is this what is meant by some species will eat their own – is there no one the sarah palin won't turn her fury and hostility on – if she is so tired of the politicy thing – we would all support her if she stopped and went back to the wilderness

    October 29, 2010 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  17. Dale

    So has Palin been reduced to a cheerleader now? Remind me again... what does Palin actually do?

    October 29, 2010 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  18. KMAN821

    Once again this crazy woman is preaching to her ever shrinking choir. Too bad she doesn't spend any time raising the family she chose to have.

    October 29, 2010 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  19. Carol

    This is one small, self serving, hateful woman.

    October 29, 2010 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  20. Sam Sixpack

    I don't care how many times you put Palin's face on your website – I'm never going to vote for those crooked friends who stole grandma's Medicare.

    October 29, 2010 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  21. a in austin

    Talk about someone full hate – Murkowski has so much more class in her pinkie than Palin has and Murkowski is there for the people of Alaska, not her own pocketbook. Palin needs to crawl under a rock with Joe and stay there. She is sooooo out of touch with Main Street America. It's all about her....

    October 29, 2010 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  22. kyle from ohio

    Mrs Pallin; The quitting ex-governor; you would know shameful and mud slinging; so i guess here lays you expertise in most matters.

    October 29, 2010 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  23. ART

    Sarah Palin is an embarrassment to all women, she is the shameful one , she is the nutcase, and yes she is the quitter and an idiot

    October 29, 2010 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  24. Alice

    These remarks are coming from a woman who left her job, Governor of Alaska, midterm for the pursuit of money. I think her code of honor is the one that should be questioned. She actually needs to thank the "lame-stream media" for her income. I heard on tv Palin referred to as one of the mean girls. She certainly deserves that title and shouldn't be proud of it.

    October 29, 2010 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  25. diridi

    this lady is a total idiot, and nonsense to the nation....o.k....I do not have any respect for this idiot...

    October 29, 2010 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
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