Sarah Palin created a firestorm today on the right side of the blogosphere by endorsing RINO Carly Fiorina.
Sarah Palin’s Facebook page: I’d like to tell you about a Commonsense Conservative running for office in California this year. She grew up in a modest home with a school teacher dad, worked her way through several colleges, and then entered an arena where few women had tread. Through a combination of hard work, perseverance, and common sense, she proved the naysayers wrong to reach the top of her field, where she led with distinction – facing hard truths, making tough decisions, and showing real leadership through a rocky transition period. Where others had failed, her company had weathered the storm and settled on a stronger new foundation.[…]
To say this did not go over well with many conservatives is an understatement. Most conservatives and bloggers, like my buddy Left Coast Rebel, are supporting the real conservative Chuck Devore (I would too). Despite the great devotion that conservatives have for Chuck Devore, he simply does not have the numbers on his side.
Palin appears to understand this too and stated so in her Facebook endorsement.
Please consider that Carly is the conservative who has the potential to beat California’s liberal senator, Barbara Boxer, in November. I’m a huge proponent of contested primaries, so I’m glad to see the contest in California’s GOP, but I support Carly as she fights through a tough primary against a liberal member of the GOP who seems to bear almost no difference to Boxer, one of the most leftwing members of the Senate. Carly needs our support in this crucial election year when we have a real chance of putting an end to the Pelosi/Reid “Big Government” agenda.
Palin again reiterates this when after the initial uproar; she posted an update and again reiterated it.
Update: I’d like to add a few things about my Carly endorsement because some reaction right out of the chute calls for more information:
Carly has been endorsed by the National Right to Life, the California Pro-Life Council, and the Susan B. Anthony List. She is pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-military, and pro-strict border security and against amnesty. She is against Obamacare and will vote to repeal it and prevent the government takeover of private companies and industries. Carly is also a strong supporter of the Second Amendment. Like me, she is a member of the NRA, has a 100% NRA rating, and she and her husband are gun owners. She is pro-energy development and believes as I do in an all-of-the-above approach to energy independence. She is against cap and tax. And most importantly, Carly is the only conservative in the race who can beat Barbara Boxer. That’s no RINO. That’s a winner.
- Sarah Palin
Here is some hard truth for my California readers. It appears there aren’t enough true conservatives on the left coast to pull Devore over the line. As such you guys face a very tough choice. Do you stand on your ideological principles and risk über RINO Tom Cambell being your nominee or do you join in with your ideologically soft brethren and nominate the lesser RINO Fiorina? I think Palin has already made this tough choice and that is why she is endorsing Fiorina.
Via: Left Coast Rebel