If Sarah Palin Hasn't Called You About Ted Cruz Yet, Try Not To Take It Personally

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Ever since Ted Cruz announced that Sarah Palin is endorsing him in his bid for Senate, we've been clustered around the office phone (we only have one), waiting patiently to hear a robo-call from ex-Alaska Governor Palin. It never came. That's because, as it turns out, Palin's calls may have been accidentally going out to Kansas voters instead.

Tim Carpenter is a political reporter at the Topeka-Capital Journal. Last week, he was also the lucky recipient of a call from Palin encouraging him to support Ted Cruz, "a conservative you can trust to stand on principle and change the way Washington does business," as she told him enthusiastically, if somewhat automatedly.

"It was a one-sided conversation with Palin, of course," Carpenter wrote on his blog, Political Runoff, "but it felt as if I was sitting down to a chat with folks back on the farm over a dinner of cornbread, beans and burgers. The country's most famous non-candidate was confiding in me, a guy from tinytown Missouri, the no-nonsense, no-spin version of how I should vote in the Texas GOP primary."

We contacted the Cruz campaign, but his spokesman James Bernsen hadn't heard anything about the calls or how they happened to end up in Kansas. He said he'd look into it. A phone call and an email to Sarah Palin's PAC (which is called SarahPAC) haven't been returned yet.

I'm just a little hurt, OK? I sat through her entire damn movie. What more does it take to get a phone call over here, Governor?

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harperd
harperd

I was all set to hear what Ted Cruz was all about, but when he received the so-called endorsement from Sarah Palin, that was enough for me to vote early for Dewhurst.  Besides, Cruz comes across as sneaky and arrogant.  

scottindallas
scottindallas

it titillates her male conservative supporters to think what a whore she is.  She'll endorse anyone if the price is right.  Perhaps her favor for Black basketball players indicates that she's a cuckoldress too.

Rob Lew
Rob Lew

It's a zip and area code elite deal....you just aren't Palin's party pals.

mark zero (Jason)
mark zero (Jason)

I can't hear "governor" and "Palin" in the same sentence without remembering she quit in the middle of her only term. And my feeling about that carries over to anyone seeking her endorsement.

Rob Lew
Rob Lew

 she was trying to mentor Obama....to quit mid term too.

Albert
Albert

Obama campaigned for president for half his Senate term, on your dime.

He's had more fundraisers than any president in his three years of campaigning, on your dime.

This must make you sad.

Rob Lew
Rob Lew

 ASK HOW WELL ALL HIS COMMUNITY ORGANIZING DID TO IMPROVE ALTGELD GARDENS IN SOUTH CHICAGO....IT IS A SLUM PIT STILL, AFTER WASTING MILLION OF DOLLARS FOR 3500 BLACK FOLKS LIVING IN THE GHETTO...BUT OBAMA GOT TONS OF PROFITS FOR VALARIE JARRETT AND RESKO TO BUILD WORTHLESS LOW INCOME RENTALS THERE.....

DUMB...COULD HAVE MOVED THEM ALL TO ARIZONA CHEAPER AND LANDFILLED THE ENTIRE SLUM.

Brandt Hardin
Brandt Hardin

Palin is the ultimate political strip-tease, thrusting andrubbing her self all over a White House column. The dollars rain down and she gives them another sneak peek at what’sunder that dress.  See just how nastyAmerica’s Top MILF will get for the cash at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot...

Montemalone
Montemalone

Sounds like voter fraud to me.

Better double check all those mail in ballots.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Can't. That'd somehow be racist and/or ageist.

Gary F
Gary F

My 14 year-old kid got one a couple of days ago.  It was even personalized.  I guess she went through and recorded, "hello, <name>" for every possible name.  I'm getting at least two calls a night from some politician and this was the first one that was personalized.</name>

Mickister
Mickister

 Anna, I have a question about your background research for the "ignorant slut" blog post this morning.  I noticed that Martin Sweeney, the guy that got fired and went to law school in Cleveland, appears to be from a prestigious family in Cleveland.  Google Martin J. Sweeney, Martin L. Sweeney, and Robert E. Sweeney if you haven't. 

Is there another story here?  How is it that the whole family is successful in Cleveland politics and this guy ends up going to law school in Cleveland and then moving to Texas?  Was he the black sheep?

jfpo
jfpo

I doubt if they're related. Every fourth person in Ohio is named Sweeney.

Mickister
Mickister

 If they were both named Sweeney, I might agree with you.  But they're both named Martin J. Sweeney and both went to the same law school.  It's still quite possible they are not related, but it seems unlikely.

Montemalone
Montemalone

Surely you now that Dallas is, has been, and always will be the douchebag magnet capital of the world.Dipshits and assholes that fail at being dipshits and assholes in other places come here, where they're sure to excell.

Rob Lew
Rob Lew

 especially if they pay off JWP and the County Commishs.

Albert
Albert

That's why there are so many Palin haters here.

Rob Lew
Rob Lew

 we have folks here that have actually written several entire BOOKS beating up on Palin....Obama could only do two books before hitting the kiddie book crowd...what is up with the deep literary Palin researchers here.....same bunch who did all the JFK conspiracy stuff?

NDanielson
NDanielson

Wow, Anna. Clustering around an old phone while waiting for a pre-recorded message from a "non-candidate"? For an automated one-sided message? You really should try and get out more.

Rob Lew
Rob Lew

 kinda like exchanging Xmas cards with Charlie Manson....you don't want to get close enough for the hug.

Anna Merlan
Anna Merlan

I think I need one of them car phones. That way, whenever Sarah Palin calls, man, I'll be ready. 

John_McKee
John_McKee

Thankfully I would really prefer not to hear from Sarah Palin on anything. People still listen to that idiot? Was it some sort of ironic endorsement or something?

Montemalone
Montemalone

 Leppert hired her.

Rob Lew
Rob Lew

 I like Leppert's empty suit ad...especially when he grins like a demented undertaker and holds out the "empty suit".....works with his "empty head".

Paul
Paul

Hmmm ... and people wonder why we need a Voter ID Bill ... best watch out for the Kansas voter registration cards at the polls ..

As for me, I will be voting for the dead possum.  I will neither be surprised nor disappointed by its accomplishments while it is in office.

RTGolden
RTGolden

You really can't trust that possum.  Politicians will do anything to get a vote, even playing possum.

Paul
Paul

 It's a bonafide dead possum, he's not playing.

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