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Maryland: Palin endorses Brian Murphy for governor
The Baltimore Sun ^ | August 4, 2010 | Annie Linskey

Posted on 08/04/2010 9:40:01 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Conservative darling and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has endorsed gubernatorial candidate Brian Murphy today, according to a post on her Facebook page. It is the first Palin endorsement in Maryland.

Murphy is running for the state GOP nomination as a more conservative alternative to Republican former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., who has most of the establishment GOP support in the state.

So far, Murphy has not shown up in polls or had much of an impact on the race, but in other states a nod from Palin has given outlying candidates momentum. On the stump Murphy says both Gov. Martin O'Malley and Ehrlich have spent too much state money and says he would cut corporate income taxes and reduce government spending.

Murphy’s campaign put out the following statement from Palin:

“I’m honored to endorse Brian Murphy for Governor of Maryland. Brian is a pro-life, pro-Second Amendment commonsense conservative and a firm believer in the free market and the cause for energy independence. As a former energy industry executive and current small business owner, Brian has the private sector experience that is so lacking in government today. He knows how to incentivize industry to get our economy moving again. Together with his running mate for lieutenant governor, Mike Ryman, Brian will provide Maryland with principled and results oriented leadership.”

Murphy said in a statement that her endorsement is "an honor and a priviledge."

(Excerpt) Read more at weblogs.baltimoresun.com ...


TOPICS: Maryland; Campaign News; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: 2010; bobehrlich; brianmurphy; maryland; palin; sarahpalin

1 posted on 08/04/2010 9:40:03 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She also endorsed McCain. I’m not sure Ms. Palin is quite as “outside the beltway” as she’d like to have us believe.


2 posted on 08/04/2010 9:42:07 AM PDT by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Seems like Sarah’s job is to travel the Country endorsing good candidates.

As opposed to Obama. He also travels the Country. But dem candidates hope he doesn’t endorse them. They hope he stays far away.


3 posted on 08/04/2010 9:43:19 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (PALIN/MCCAIN IN 2012 - barf alert? sarc tag? -- can't decide)
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To: domenad
"She also endorsed McCain. I’m not sure Ms. Palin is quite as “outside the beltway” as she’d like to have us believe."

Let's get this straight, once and for all: Senator John McCain trusted Governor Sarah Palin with the nomination and possible election to the vice presidency. What do you think the reaction of the media would've been if she had backstabbed him in his senate race? Pick another issue to beat up Governor Palin with, because that one is lame and idiotic!

4 posted on 08/04/2010 9:46:25 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try. ~Master Yoda)
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To: domenad

In Maryland, I’m afraid that Erlich is as good as we are going to do. That said, Bob is a good guy; it’s just that MD is deep blue!


5 posted on 08/04/2010 9:46:51 AM PDT by catman67
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She’s not helping in Maryland. And she didn’t help in Arizona.

Palin needs to get a life for a while.


6 posted on 08/04/2010 9:57:06 AM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let’s get this straight: Sarah could have endorsed McLame, but not produced all the commercials and robocalls he’s flooded Arizona with the past many months.

“Let’s get this straight.” Most definitely.


7 posted on 08/04/2010 10:00:34 AM PDT by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pin up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: Right_in_Virginia

I’ll e-mail her and let her know how you feel.


8 posted on 08/04/2010 10:01:03 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try. ~Master Yoda)
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To: domenad

“She also endorsed McCain. I’m not sure Ms. Palin is quite as “outside the beltway” as she’d like to have us believe”

Mccain respected her and picked her. What sort of person would she be if she betrays him and stabs him in the back. The least she could do is return the favor. Hopefully she don’t pick him for VICE PRESIDENT though. That I won’t forgive


9 posted on 08/04/2010 10:07:07 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I’ll e-mail her and let her know how you feel.

Thanks . . . and would you ask her for me to think things all the way through before she speaks?

Appreciate it ;-)

10 posted on 08/04/2010 10:10:21 AM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: ConservativeMind

How many commercials and robocalls did she record for him, exactly?

- JP


11 posted on 08/04/2010 10:13:27 AM PDT by Josh Painter ("Every time a Democrat mocks Sarah Palin, an independent gets its wings." - JP)
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To: Right_in_Virginia

I’ll e-mail Governor Romney, too. Can I give him a big, sloppy kiss from you?


12 posted on 08/04/2010 10:22:18 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try. ~Master Yoda)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If she can endorse McLame she could readily endorse Ehrlich
who is within a few points of O’Malley.

So please don’t tell me she makes these decisions based on “conservative principles”. Not after she stumped for Juan McCain.

as it is, if she has any influence at all in this state, she probably just siphoned enough votes away from Ehrlich to assure we’re stuck again with Martin Uriah Heep O’Malley


13 posted on 08/04/2010 10:24:47 AM PDT by silverleaf (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

http://www.hometownannapolis.com/news/top/2010/08/04-24/Murphy-tries-to-beat-expectations-in-governors-race.html

“...In a rare move, the Republican National Committee has been authorized to give campaign money to the former governor, despite the contested primary....”

The Romney endorsement went to Ehrlich.


14 posted on 08/04/2010 10:26:44 AM PDT by mrsmith
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ah, you see, there you go, you just said it. Thus begins the downward spiral of failing to do the right thing. At some point, the whole thing shifts from doing the right thing to not hurting the wrong person. Palin supposedly represented a shift away from that.


15 posted on 08/04/2010 10:37:06 AM PDT by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ah, you see, there you go, you just said it. Thus begins the downward spiral of failing to do the right thing. At some point, the whole thing shifts from doing the right thing to not hurting the wrong person. Palin supposedly represented a shift away from that.


16 posted on 08/04/2010 10:37:37 AM PDT by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: Josh Painter

Here’s one 60 second ad she did, with the transcript. It’s been running since February.

You go find the rest.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2550301/posts


17 posted on 08/04/2010 10:45:51 AM PDT by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pin up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: silverleaf; domenad

This is the kind of “she’s not perfect so I reject her” nonsense that got us John McCain instead of Fred or some other conservative last time. President Reagan signed amnesty and an abortion bill (as governor) so I guess he wasn’t a conservative, either, right?


18 posted on 08/04/2010 10:46:32 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try. ~Master Yoda)
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To: Right_in_Virginia
She’s not helping in Maryland. And she didn’t help in Arizona. Palin needs to get a life for a while.

Palin has made about 40 endorsements. An overwhelming majority of them are good. And it's been her attention to the Republican primary process that has increased most of our attention to the Republican primary process.

That's a good thing!

19 posted on 08/04/2010 11:02:24 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Let's get this straight, once and for all...

The Palin haters are never - ever going "to get that straight". Are we clear on that? It's part of the agenda to break her down as much as possible.

20 posted on 08/04/2010 11:07:48 AM PDT by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I’ll e-mail Governor Romney, too. Can I give him a big, sloppy kiss from you?

Your postings are usually so mature and meaningful --- except those in which you defend Sarah Palin.

This is going to be a very long election season so my advice to you is: Find a way to accept with a degree of graciousness that not everyone is going to agree with you 100% of the time.

21 posted on 08/04/2010 11:20:53 AM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nope

It’s the kind of: “McLame is worthy of your endorsement and the proven fiscally-sane and sound Ehrlich is not?”

So this is “Thanks from a Marylander for making the unknown Brian Murphy a probable “Ross Perot”, dividing the anti O’Malley vote, and saddling us with another 4 years of O’Malley”


22 posted on 08/04/2010 11:21:58 AM PDT by silverleaf (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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To: silverleaf
So this is “Thanks from a Marylander for making the unknown Brian Murphy a probable “Ross Perot”, dividing the anti O’Malley vote, and saddling us with another 4 years of O’Malley”

Agree . . . here's where the former Gov's two cents should have been kept in her pocket.

23 posted on 08/04/2010 11:24:18 AM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: silverleaf

Hey, it’s a PRIMARY.

O’Malley is NOT on the ballot in the Republican primary.


24 posted on 08/04/2010 11:28:49 AM PDT by mrsmith
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To: Right_in_Virginia

He’s not a Ross Perot. He is a candidate in the GOP Primary. If he loses, he won’t be on the November ballot.


25 posted on 08/04/2010 11:30:14 AM PDT by nd76
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To: Right_in_Virginia

She is almost exactly the same age as my younger sister and my wife and I feel the same protectiveness towards her. She and her family have been attacked 24/7 by the national media, democrats, Hollywood and the blogosphere in what we now know was a coordinated way since 2008. Isn’t it telling to you that Mitt Romney and that crowd aren’t being attacked?


26 posted on 08/04/2010 11:30:48 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try. ~Master Yoda)
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To: Right_in_Virginia

You too?

Get a grip, it’s a PRIMARY.


27 posted on 08/04/2010 11:31:27 AM PDT by mrsmith
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t think anyone’s asking for perfect, nor lockstep ideological compliance. I’m simply saying that the bloom is off the rose maybe a little bit, and I’m not as concerned about her endorsements. I don’t think they will help so much.


28 posted on 08/04/2010 11:46:31 AM PDT by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: domenad

She’s 24 for 29 so far. How are Mr. Obama and Governor Romney doing?


29 posted on 08/04/2010 11:51:24 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try. ~Master Yoda)
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To: mrsmith
You too? Get a grip, it’s a PRIMARY

Yeah, me too.

I know this area and Palin is most likely splitting the vote in a state we had a chance of winning.

Sometimes her endorsements have a "scatter gun" feel to them. Shooting from the hip without thinking through the consequences on the area she's trying to affect.

I'm concerned that this is a "scatter gun" moment. And not helpful. (IMHO)

30 posted on 08/04/2010 5:52:51 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: domenad
She also endorsed McCain.

She did? When did that happen? You might have just broke a huge story!!

31 posted on 08/04/2010 5:56:08 PM PDT by upsdriver (ret.)
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