So much for that filibuster-proof majority for the Democrats in the Senate. Republican incumbent Saxby Chambliss won yesterdays 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.
Palins former runningmate 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.
Heres my question to you: What does Saxby Chamblisss win in Georgia mean for Sarah Palin who went there to campaign for him?
Agnes from Scottsdale, Arizona writes:
Jack, it means that the South is solidly Republican and firmly “fly over” country. Sarah Palin is an embarrassment to progressive, forward-looking citizens of either party. This was her swansong. No doubt the GOP top dogs will put a lid on her, except when they’re afraid they can’t get a full audience at an event. She’s great at pulling in the dinosaurs!
Paula from Indiana writes:
It means “the base” loves her and that the rest of us, who find her circumlocutory speech patterns as abrasive as nails on a blackboard, are doomed to a future of listening to her butcher the English language. Dick Cavett hit the nail on the head when he called dubbed her, “The Wild Wordsmith of Wasilla” in an article he wrote. It’s a great read!
Come on, Jack. A Republican won in a runoff election in Georgia. What did you expect?
Mac from Traverse City, Michigan writes:
Jack, it means that Georgia is still part of the “bass-ackwards” part of the country that supports right wing conservatism, and Sarah Palin can still find an audience in a state where the collective IQ is about 37.
Julianna from Biloxi, Mississippi writes:
It means nothing for her. She is self-absorbed, arrogant and doesn’t want to let go of her 15 minutes of fame. The GOP candidate in 2012 will be Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana. Besides, Pres.-Elect Obama hasn’t even started his term. Stop talking about Sarah Palin.
Jeff from Sturgis, Michigan writes:
It means that Palin didn’t hit the campaign trail early enough to damage Chambliss’s chances of winning the same way she damaged McCain’s chances in the general election.
Ondrya from San Fernando Valley, California writes:
It means that you can carry on your absolute total obsession for Sarah Palin for at least another day. Face it Super-Old-Dude. Don’t lie, you’ve got the hots for Caribou Barbie.