Saturday, September 20, 2008


Palin probe has parallels to 2000 recount fight
AP Special Correspondent

This time, there are no hanging chads.

Yet the Republicans' drive to derail an abuse of power investigation against Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the GOP vice presidential candidate, reflects the same determination and many of the same methods employed in shutting down the 2000 presidential recount in Florida.

Now, as then, the playbook includes lawsuits, the exercise of power by sympathetic state officials, and appeals to the court of public opinion - all in an operation directed by out-of-state Republicans.

[I used to think Palin was just a sideshow. But that was the only reason I heard for Republican support today in Indiana. "I like Palin." We got that. We also got tons of angry dogs barking at us while their owners preferred not to get out of their proverbial couches. There is no public space like a rabid animal.]


Blogger Max said...

But did you hear that, even though Obama polled better than McCain with women before the Palin pick, he polled even better with women afterward? Women don't like Palin nearly as much as McCain seemed to calculate they would. All she does is solidify the voters who were already going to vote for him anyway.

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