Former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is taking a break from telling New York that a mosque shouldn't be built two blocks from Ground Zero. But before you breathe a sigh of relief, she's trying to tell voters of the 13th Congressional District (Staten Island and tiny bit of Brooklyn) who they should vote for: The Mama Grizzly endorsed Republican hopeful Michael Grimm via Facebook!
She writes, "Michael Grimm, a former Deputy U.S. Marshall and FBI Special Agent, is running in New York’s 13th Congressional District. This decorated Marine and Persian Gulf War veteran took on organized crime and Wall Street corruption as an undercover agent. As a current small business owner, Michael understands that real economic growth comes from the private sector, not government. He’ll represent New Yorkers with just as much integrity and courage as he defended them in the FBI and the Marine Corps."
Grimm, who faces Michael Allegretti in the Republican primary, told the Daily Beast, “I’m humbled that she has chosen to support me of the thousands of candidates that she is inundated with. I am very, very proud and very humbled," but one SI GOP board member said, "These are just circus antics that are being put on by a certain campaign. This race and this primary is going to be decided on the issues, not the circus-like antics. Sarah Palin is old news." You know what's circus-like? Nominating Vito Fossella.
Allegretti, who has the SI GOP's support, said, "I find it amusing that my Republican opponent has had to go from Washington to Alaska to find an endorsement. want to give some advice to Sarah Palin and I doubt she's ever taken the ferry from Manhattan to Staten Island, but you can't see Russia from the ferry, but you can see Brooklyn so I hope she gets a chance some time."