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On the road with Sarah Palin in Omaha

(Cross-posted at Clintonistas for Obama)

On Saturday night, there were reports not just that Obama was making a major play for the one electoral vote that comes with a victory in Nebraska’s second congressional district, but that this move sufficiently concerned the McCain campaign that they decided to send Sarah Palin to Omaha to do a rally there.  Well, guess what?  Sarah denies that she went to Omaha to shore up flagging support.  

Governor Palin was in Omaha last evening, and she gave a little speech there, you betcha. Here is what Sarah had to say:

The pundits today on TV-one of them was saying, check out the vice president’s schedule, check out where she’s going – she’s going to Nebraska.  But the pundit was saying the only reason she’d be going there is ’cause they’re scared, so they gotta go there and shore up votes. And I so wanted to reach into that TV and say no, I’m going to Nebraska because I want to go to Nebraska.

Well, let’s deconstruct this passage just a little.  Never mind that to date a majority of electors from the several states have not chosen her to be vice president, and that even if they had, she only would be vice president-elect until the inauguration, Sarah apparently already fancies herself to the the Vice President, doggoneit.  I mean, she actually calls herself, “the vice president.”  

Beyond that stunning plummet into the depths of hubris, she denies she was in Omaha for strategic purposes; rather, she was there because of her deeply felt desire to take in the sights.  Now given that she wasted a day campaigning in Dark Blue California, and granted her wildly heralded desire to save Michigan for McCain after McCain threw in the towel there, maybe Sarah actually was telling the truth, maybe the inchoate McCain campaign just sends Palin to whatever travel destination suits her fancy.  Who am I to try and decipher the McCain campaign’s strategy, if there is one?


  1. GrassrootsOrganizer

    I think they are focused on trying to preserve the ability to filibuster, poor bastards.  

    One indicator?  Just read this morning that Mike Rogers, my spawn of Bush representative, has been downgraded from “safe” to “strong” as Alexander — no money, no name recognition, no campaign that I’ve noticed anyway — is gaining on him.  It’s not going to happen, but if Rogers is losing ground that means the entire base is eroding and the “R” alone is becoming political poison.  

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