Kirk Adams Gets the Nod From Sarah Palin, Which Actually Tends to Be a Good Thing

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Former Arizona House Speaker Kirk Adams -- who's facing off against fellow Republican Matt Salmon in Arizona's Fifth Congressional District primary -- got the stamp of approval from former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.

A nod from Palin might scare the neighborhood liberals, but if history tells us anything, candidates endorsed by Palin have a decent win/loss record in elections.

There are a couple accounts of how Palin-endorsed candidates did in 2010, and if you go by the Washington Post's tally, 33 Palin-approved candidates were elected to office, while 21 were not.

Just 10 of the 64 candidates she endorse lost primary races.

Her endorsements worked half the time in Arizona, though, with Paul Gosar being elected to Congress and Senator John McCain being reelected, while Ruth McClung and Janet Contreras lost their bids to unseat Democrats Raul Grijalva and Ed Pastor.

That said, it's just an endorsement -- Palin also endorsed Congressman Jeff Flake in his Senate bid -- and she released a real Palin-sounding statement along with it.

"As one of the youngest Speakers in the history of the Arizona House of Representatives, Kirk led the fight for less government spending, lower taxes, individual freedom, and limited government," she says. "As a small businessman, he knows firsthand that entrepreneurship and small businesses (which many of us built ourselves, Mr. President) are the job creating engine of our economy. Kirk is a proven advocate of removing the crushing burdens of excessive government regulation on our small businesses, and in Congress he will fight to put government back on our side and not in our way."

Adams isn't the only one in his race with an endorsement from a somewhat crazy lady, as Salmon got the nod from Governor Jan Brewer. Actually, Salmon's endorsed by a few more nutty ladies and gentlemen, if you count Arizona legislators.



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dominatornaz_sgt
dominatornaz_sgt

She's the Black Widow of the Tea Party. Which is a good thing for me. 

radsenior
radsenior

Make no mistake, the TEA party will wet and soil themselves should they accomplish the ousting of any incumbent or established moderate. TEA party uses the (R) instead of the (T) and gullible members think they are making a real change when in fact they are falling for the age-old manuscript of bait and switch. These Tactical Egotistical Activist(TEA) hate Obama because the PPACA(Health Care Act) has already benefited the people with insurance coverage for children, extending insurance over pre-existing conditions and making insurance companies use 80 to 85 percent of monies collected for insureds rather than compensation for CEO' and CFO's. And now the CBO says the renamed RomneyCare,  PPACA(Health Care Act), will save money. How outstanding is that? It is my contention that TEA-Republican's are astounded that Obama has accomplished so much in such a short period of time. From saving millions of jobs to ridding the world of Bin Ladin, Obama has numerous issues he has accomplished. People must take care in voting this November because TEA-Republicans are using the (R) when they really are (T).

dregstudios
dregstudios

Why is Sarah Palin even involved?  Since she quit her post in Alaska, she hasn’t run for public office but acts like a politician who calls her constituents “fans.”  What exactly does she do other than essentially proposition her self and image to the highest bidder?  Sounds like Sarah is America’s highest paid escort!  See how down and dirty she’ll get for the money at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/06/ecstasy-of-sarah-palin_15.html

PoliticalLoser
PoliticalLoser

Who is Sarah Palin?

 

The Woman that gave up, and quit mid term as Alaska's Governor?

 

What an endorsement?

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

 @PoliticalLoser It is not common knowledge about WHY Sister

Sarah resigned from her job as Governor of Alaska after just two years

in office.  Todd Palin was buttonholed by a reporter at the Iowa State

Fair in 2011.  When asked for the reason that his wife quit after just two

years, he was totally candid in his reply.  He told the reporter that her

governor's salary was simply insufficient to pay the bills.  He didn't have

anything to say about income derived from her "Going Rogue" book or

her reality television program "Sarah Palin's Alaska" or money made

from appearances in the "Lower 48."

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