At the American Spectator's AmSpec blog, Stacy McCain notes how donations to Tim Burns' campaign have soared in the three days since the candidate received Sarah Palin's endorsement:
Liberals can sneer at Sarah Palin to their heart's content, but the former Alaska governor's star power is a supernova for GOP congressional candidates. In the first 72 hours after Palin's Facebook endorsement of Tim Burns -- now less than three weeks away from a May 18 special election in the late Jack Murtha's district -- the Pennsylvania Republican raised more than $80,000, campaign sources told me Wednesday night in Johnstown, Pa.It's good to see at least someone at the Spectator doesn't have a clouded vision. TAS needs more folks on staff like RSM. Ready Stacy's full AmSpec post here and a related post on his own blog, The Other McCain, here.
Some of Palin's supporters were deeply hurt by Quin Hillyer's recent criticism, but as for me, I still remember those Pennsylvanians standing in the cold October wind. Whatever Quin or anyone else says, the 2008 vice-presidential candidate has the kind of unequalled political star power that may prove to be the GOP's most valuable asset in key campaigns during this crucial mid-term election year.