Sarah Palin: Burning her conservative bridges

Arizona’s McMaverick knows where his political bread is buttered these days, as he lives in fear of an assault from his right flank by an unannounced candidate.

In anticipation of avoiding an embarrassingly devastating loss, as suffered by his former senate colleague Tom Daschle, he is bringing in the field artillery. Sarah Palin, McCain’s former running mate and arguably the most powerful brand in Republican politics — until the advent of Scott Brown — has agreed to stump for him on his home turf March 26 and 27. Reuters carries a report here.

It is thought that Palin’s appeal among conservatives  — who are not McCain fans — will wrest votes away from former Republican Congressman J.D. Hayworth, currently hosting a popular drive-time radio program — if Hayworth decides to challenge the veteran senator.

A year-end Rasmussen Reports survey showed McCain in a virtual dead heat with the undeclared J.D. Hayworth. And a startling 61% of Arizona Republicans told pollsters that McCain is out of touch with the party base.

McCain’s fear is palpable. Sarah’s defection is damaging.

On her Facebook page, Palin says this: “I look forward to helping Governors like Rick Perry in Texas, Representatives like Michele Bachmann in Minnesota, and heroes and statesmen like Senator John McCain. We will support these candidates and others so that they can continue to fight for our American values.”

McCain continues to “fight for our American Values,” Sarah? Like this, this, or this?

16 Responses to Sarah Palin: Burning her conservative bridges

  1. Another LD11 PC says:

    OMG Sarah is selling out! Oh well, a star is born and a star dies every 15 minutes. Bye, bye Sarah (leader of the false opposition.)

    Anything McCain touches turns to ****.

  2. Maggie says:

    Oh, Sarah, not you too? How many disappointments can conservatives be expected to take?

    Palin was the ONLY reason I voted for the GOP ticket. By the election, it was clear the Muslim Marxist was going to win — thanks to our pathetic candidate. I sure didn’t vote FOR McCain.

  3. Chris Simcox says:

    Not only Palin but buyer beware of Scott Brown too – took him less than 12 hours to sell his soul back to the party and the head statist -John McCain.
    Now what would anti-establishment, Independent, republican, i don’t work for the party Scott Brown have in common with the lead progressive in the Republican party?
    I’m loving every minute of exposing this charade.

  4. Kent says:

    I was hoarse last night from cheering as Brown’s numbers came in. What a letdown! McCain is a friend to no one. Too bad Brown doesn’t realize that.

  5. Kathy says:

    E-mailed Sarah’s PAC to let them know we in AZ know McCain too & he doesn’t represent us. He turns Conservative only @ election time. Palin needs to wake up that she is being used.

  6. MacBeth says:

    Great idea, Kathy! Do you have the phone number? Many of us should follow your lead. McCain threw her under the “Straight Talk Express” several times, as I recall. I wonder what’s behind this new alliance….

  7. Night Owl says:

    When Palin comes to town to stump for McCain, I’m going to be busy….picking lint out of my navel. Sorry to have to miss her.

  8. nightcrawler says:

    You all are throwing the baby out with the bathwater. Do you really hate John McCain so much that any human being that stumps for him is radioactive ?

  9. DeAnn says:

    It isn’t that we hate McCain. We hate the idea that a mean, nasty man will be representing us again. We hate the idea that someone like Sarah can’t see what sort of man he is. I had higher hopes for Sarah.

  10. Cathy says:

    I am not a McCain fan, but I am a Palin fan. I do not fault her for helping out, she is showing loyalty to her former running mate, that is commendable.

  11. Dave K. says:

    Too bad, I really used to like her …

  12. NotBuyingIt says:

    Personally, I never liked Palin. Just another snake oils charmer. Simcox is right — “Buyer Beware!” She’s in it for the money. Why do you think she quit the governorship.

    Michelle Bachmann is a nutjob. As for McCainiac…it’s time for the Old Man to be put to pasture. I don’t even cotton to Hayworth. Something nags me about that man. Isn’t there a conservative out there with integrity who truly cares about this AZ and our Republic??? Perhaps it’s wishful thinking. But I think I’ll know him/her by their actions. Talk is cheap.

  13. Donald says:

    I no longer support Palin. Rick Perry is a gun hating liberal and the worst gov texas had in a very long time. He hates all fishing and hunting and owing guns. He is requiring all texans to register their guns.

  14. […] The most recent polling after the loathsome and blistering attacks from McCain indicated a downturn in support for Hayworth.  That won’t last.  McCain, who is adept at sticking his finger in the eye of his fellow Arizona Republicans, is showing fear, causing him to recruit newly elected Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown to make robo calls on his behalf and bringing in Sarah Palin to stump for him. […]

  15. Hey Piasano says:

    I am a Palin supporter and still think she is the best chance for 2012, however, when she comes to town in March she and McCain should be greeted with protest signs. Remember JD Hayworth and Bruce Jacobs were part of the many protest that greeted Obama on his visits to Arizona. It is time that Senator Lettuce McCain gets the same treatment. He wants Sarah to deliver a crowd and sway opinions well his wish should be granted. This time August 24 will be his final election.

  16. blackeagle603 says:

    Must suck to be Sarah today.

    Without having been “made” by McCain she’d be of no import at all. With this support of McCain she could “un-made.”

    Far as I’m concerned McCain personifies “the enemy within” the conservative movement.

    However, we don’t know when this agreement was made with Palin.

    She may be honoring a 2008 campaign commitment when a McCain Senate re-election looked like a fait accompli.

    I’m willing to allow for some quid pro quo considering Palin would be a non-player w/out McCain having “invested” in her in 2008.

    Consider the alternative. What if she came out hard core for Hayworth immediately on McCain’s turf? How would that play for her longterm? Esp, if word got out about her welching on a standing agreement?

    I’m a’ gonna watch and see if (hope) she damns him by faint praise and minimal level of commitment/onsite participation.

    We only know part of the story.

    The first to plead his case seems right,
    Until another comes and examines him. Prov 18:17