Skip to comments.PA12: Palin Picks a Winner
Posted on 04/29/2010 5:40:32 AM PDT by curth
What do you do when youre a Republican in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and youve just stomped Nancy Pelosis handpicked Democrat into smithereens in a public debate for the congressional seat formerly held by the late Jack Murtha? Tim Burns headed straight to Coney Island Lunch for the world-famous Sundowner burger.
The Johnston Tribune-Democrat story about the debate is so fair and balanced as to be soporific. Its 3 a.m., Ive just driven 240 miles round-trip and Im too tired to give you the full gonzo account until I get a few hours of sleep. But the neutral objective fact is that Burns wiped the floor with Critz so bad, it reminded me of when the Alabama Crimson Tide made Tim Tebow cry.
How good is Burns? Driving home, I called Pamela Geller and told her, Youre gonna love Tim Burns. And not just the Lets-Call-Islamic-Jihad-What-It-Is factor. Frankly, this guy makes Scott Brown look homely by comparison. (On the other hand, Burns doesnt have a 6-foot-tall American Idol singer in his family.)
Sources close to the Burns campaign informed me that, in the first 72 hours after Sarah Palins endorsement Monday, the campaign collected more than $80,000 in contributions but dont stop now, folks. The special election is May 18 just 19 days away. Pelosi and Obama are pouring big money into this district trying to hold onto Murthas seat, and the Burns campaign will need every nickel you can spare.
Ill have much more to report later Thursday. Thanks to Tim Burns for being a good sport, and thanks to his campaign staff for their cooperation. Thanks to Da Tech Guy for the continuing loan of his increasingly famous fedora. Thanks to Chris Renner for valuable assistance. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the Shoe Leather Fund to pay for this road trip. And thanks to Mrs. Other McCain, for letting me make this trip on our 21st wedding anniversary.
Palin Power PING!
Regular folks barely have money to get by. If you are blessed enought to have discretionary money these special elections are important . . . well worth a donation if you are looking for maximum impact for your dollars when the candidate has a chance.
Welcome to FRee Republic.
Let's crush these 0bama/Reid/Pelosi foot-soldier vermint!
Yes, even $10 can make a difference if you can spare it. Don’t forget HI-1, Charles Djou (R) either. Special Election is on May 22.
“Sources close to the Burns campaign informed me that, in the first 72 hours after Sarah Palins endorsement Monday, the campaign collected more than $80,000 in contributions”
You are right that is what I would call Palin Power.
Great guy it seems. The only thing I wished was that he had more than just a Bachelor’s Degree. He graduated in 1986 from high school and had plenty of time to get a Master’s Degree. Otherwise, he is outstanding...My family lives in this district and will be voting for him...I will suggest he get his Master’s degree in the next two years....lol. Just kidding.
LOL x 100
A degree does not give one common sense. For some, it just makes them educated fools.
A degree shows you completed something and makes a person well rounded. Some FREEPERS are very anti-education or at least getting a college degree. Not sure where or why that attitude is here. Sure some people with degrees turn liberal but not everyone...many people with GEDs and high School grads are just as liberal.
I’m certainly not anti-education. Its just that I’ve met many with degrees who are educated fools. In today’s society one needs more than a high school diploma.
I have met some of those folks too. Luckily they don’t hold any major responsibility like governing. The congress is a difficult place to work which makes them look as if they are stupid...if we don’t agree with a person’s politics, we tend to think they are dumb.
anti liberal education
Wow. Palin is a rainmaker.
Unless you are going to be a Dr., the higher Degrees are meaningless.
Lincoln did just fine with his two years of formal education.
Can you seriously compare Lincoln to today’s world...if only life would be so simple. lol. You have a point but seriously life was not as difficult as it is today. (I know they had other things going on but it seems like today the stress level of people is through the roof.)
Some of the most ignorant people I have spoke with had
Masters & PhDs
Not knowing the WTC was bombed in 1993
Not knowing who bombed Pearl Harbor
Just basic history and world affairs.
The other week talking to a person I know with multi degrees including the Kennedy School of Gov. at Harvard
and a former elected official did not know Teddy Roosevelt
was Gov. of NY.
BTW, Lincoln had grandfathers who came earlier to America
who were the early Puritans and one was a grad. of Cambridge Univ.
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