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I defer to H. L Mencken


And P.T Barnum.

For several weeks the McCain campaign has been running this ad pretty much non-stop in Colorado.

Today we got this:

COLORADO SPRINGS — The banners, buttons and signs say McCain-Palin, but the crowds say something else.”Sa-rah! Pa-lin!” came the chant at a Colorado Springs rally on Saturday moments before Republican nominee John McCain took the stage with Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, a woman who was virtually unknown to the
nation just a week earlier. The day before, thousands screamed “Sa-rah! Sa-rah! Sa-rah!” at an amphitheater outside Detroit.”Real change with a real woman,” read one sign at a Wisconsin rally. “Hurricane Sarah leaves liberals spinning,” cried another.In the short time since McCain spirited the 44-year-old first-term governor out of Alaska and onto a national stage as his running mate, Palin has become an instant celebrity. And since her speech at the Republican National Convention, watched by more than 40 million Americans, she is emerging as the main attraction for many voters at their campaign appearances.”She’s the draw for a lot of people,” said Marilyn Ryman, who came to see her at the Colorado rally inside an airport hangar. “The fact that she’s someone new, not the old everything we’ve seen before.”

McCain’s hopes of winning Colorado rest on getting a big turnout in El Paso County (home of James Dobson and Focus on the Family). Paris Hilton, apparently, is worth a Mass.

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  • Lancelot Link

    Paris Halen?

  • Fauxmaxbaer

    What is needed is campaign trolls at McCain events shouting out Palin even when she’s not there. How would that set with John McCain?

  • Cass

    “Paris Hilton, apparently, is worth a Mass.”
    That’s good…

  • BSD


  • mjd

    I’ve really think the reason wingnuts aren’t wild about McCain is that he isn’t personally loathed by every Democrat he knows. Palin is personally loathsome so they love her.

  • Davis X Machina

    Spot on, mjd.
    There is only Republican, movement conservative, call it what you will, decision tool:
    “What will piss off the liberals?”
    We’ve seen it in use as a principle of governance for the last eight years.

  • gmack

    What mjd said.

  • Paris Hilton is worth a mass and mjd’s point is excellent, truly excellent. And the reason they don’t love lieberman, ditto–because they don’t actually believe we hate him with a white hot fury and so they only tentatively embrace him themselves.

  • Can I just say, all light hearted stuff aside, that I am really, really, worried? I dreamed last night that I was trying to get myself an English Passport so my family would have someplace to flee before this country turns itself over to Gilead.

  • libarbarian

    1) I keep hearing that we are scared of this woman? Did I not get that memo?
    2) After hearing these people, who stereotyped Obama supporters as mindless drones, go ape-shit for a woman they barely know just because she is “one of them” (read – shares their taste in religion and leisure activities) one might wonder if there wasn’t just a bit of projection going on earlier.
    This whole thing is simply ridiculous.

  • Consumer Unit 5012

    The GOP has been projecting like a movie-theater for quite a while now. One of the basic tactics in politics is to accuse the other guy of doing what you’re already doing.

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