Monday, May 10, 2010

Sarah Palin Won't Back Down

Though some of her supporters aren't happy about it, Sarah Palin won't back down from her endorsement of former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina in the California GOP U.S. Senate primary:

"The governor is never one to go with the flow," Jason Recher, a spokesman for Palin said, explaining that the former Alaska governor respects the differing opinions but is sticking by her choice. "She is a very independent person, and she shakes things up in establishments -- including grassroots establishments -- all the time."

The former Republican vice presidential candidate made the endorsement on her Facebook page, saying Fiorina's experience running a major corporation is sorely lacking in Washington.

In the Thursday posting, Palin called Fiorina a "Commonsense Conservative" who has the potential to beat "liberal" Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer in November.
After some of her Facebook fans posted comments asking Gov. Palin to change her endorsement, she posted an update:
She listed reasons for her support, including the endorsement of Fiorina by National Right to Life and the California Pro-Life Council.

"She is pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-military and pro-strict border security and against amnesty," Palin wrote. "Carly is also a strong supporter of the Second Amendment. Like me, she is a member of the (National Rifle Association), has a 100 percent NRA rating, and she and her husband are gun owners."
Fiorina is essentially in a two-person race with former congressman Tom Campbell, a liberal Republican who is leading in most polls. DeVore is lagging far behind, and his campaign is strapped for cash. This bodes ill for DeVore in a hypothetical general election match up with well-financed liberal Democrat Boxer.

- JP

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