I’m not at all familiar with Alaska politics but I know Sarah has a long history of fighting Republican ‘good ol boys’ - the GOP-e of that state. If she’s against them, there’s probably a good reason!
That's the bottom line as far as I am concerned.
Alaska has a long history of corruption. Sarah Palin was not one of the corrupt and she has a long history of fighting the corruption be they Republican or Democrat. She made many enemies in Alaska on the left and the right.
I trust her judgement.
Sometimes, voting along strict party lines is not the smart thing to do. Sarah knows who Parnell is, there must be some reason she chose not to support him. Republicans, or those who call themselves such (RINOS) come in various shades of Red, Yellow and even Pink.
This is just more of the GOPE having a fit because a conservative refused to back their corrupt candidates. I have a feeling that come general election time as we are now seeing on FR and other conservative sites the GOPE have their conservative apologist out in force, cajoling and ridiculing conservatives who refuse to buy the lies again—rather stupid on their part, and out right begging the conservatives to please save their sorry asses and believe out lies just one more time.
Notice not a peep out of this crowd about GOPE dolt John Warner in Virginia supporting the democrat, why that is perfectly acceptable.
This is just the GOPE throwing an Opie Taylor tantrum, ignore the fools.
That was my thought as well. If the fellow was her lt.gov, she probably knows enough about him to make an informed decision.
Bill Walker ran in the 2010 GOP Primary against Parnell. He ran to Parnell's right.
Parnell has spent his tenure reestablishing the Old Guard that Palin ousted. He has been a GOP-E lapdog since being elected, deconstructing the popular funding operations established under Palin. He has basically become a Frank Murkowski redux - he's a Chamber-Of-Commerce Republican.
He inherited a State with a surpluss and booming economy; it is now in deficit and fiscal crisis. Spending goes way up in his state under his watch and he blames his Senate, all while touting his plans for expensive new public projects. The state is now dipping into SAVINGS to pay bills with oil production down, and that goes goodbye soon as Parnell has a plan to hand over ownership of the taxpayers’ interest in the pipeline and gas-treatment to International Oil companies. So the taxpayers pay to build it, and Parell then hands it over to the Oil Companies.
Palin endorsed Walker because she's personally watched Parnell put the state in fiscal crisis and dismantle the most effective public/private sector partnership in America.