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December 4, 2008

Chambliss Win: What does it mean for Palin?

Filed under: Daily Observations,Palin,politics,Uncategorized — Julie P @ 12:24 am
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So much for that filibuster-proof majority for the Democrats in the Senate. Republican incumbent Saxby Chambliss won yesterday’s run-off in Georgia. The best the Democrats can do now is 59 seats. The Minnesota race is still undecided. It was a much needed win for beleaguered Republicans coming off the beating they took on Election Day.

But perhaps the bigger story is Sarah Palin. The hockey mom-turned-Alaska governor-turned vice presidential candidate-turned national joke flew down to Georgia on Monday and campaigned for Chambliss to huge crowds at several events.

Chambliss said Palin had a huge impact on his win, “She came in on the last day, did a fly-around and, man, she was dynamite.”

Palin’s former running mate John McCain also campaigned for Chambliss, as did former Republican presidential contenders Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee and Rudy Giuliani.

But it was Palin who may have given Chambliss the push he needed to win.

Here’s my question to you: What does Saxby Chambliss’s win in Georgia mean for Sarah Palin who went there to campaign for him?


It means in Georgia when elected politicians make comments like this one:

The newly re-elected Republican Senator from Georgia, in his acceptance speech tonight said, “When he wants to raise your taxes, when he wants to tinker with the Second Amendment, when he wants to make proposals with respect to health care that is going to take your choice of choosing your doctor away from you, then I’m going to be the 41st senator to stand up and say no.”

It means that Georgia is a state where many of the electorate believes reactionary, inflammatory McCatharyist rhetoric. It means that too many in Georgia have no mind of their own, that they learned nothing from or about the McCarthy Era, and that for many Georgians they still lives in the Dark Ages.

It means, Sarah Palin the champion of McCarthyism, would do well in Georgia, providing she does not get dumped by her own party, the second someone who believes the same things she does, but is smart, more articulate, and more qualified comes along.

It means that for this Georgian that there still is a lot of work left to do to bring the state into the 21st Century.

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