The ‘Cuda went down to Georgia

To help save a filibuster. Governor Sarah Palin, with barely any time to rest after a lightning campaign and election defeat earlier this month, is heading to Georgia to help incumbent Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss win a tight runoff against a Democratic challenger, Jim Martin:

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is traveling back down to Georgia next Monday to do four last-minute campaign rallies in one day to help incumbent GOP Sen. Saxby Chambliss.

Chambliss is in an apparently close-fought runoff race there with Democrat Jim Martin and the balloting is the next day, Dec. 2. Big-name Democrats have jumped in to help the party reach for its 60-Senate-seat, filibuster-proof majority by knocking off yet another Republican incumbent.

Palin, who’s also been a successful party fundraiser, will do events for Chambliss from Augusta to Savannah to Perry and then Atlanta, probably just before the evening news on TV. What a coincidence in case any station wanted a live shot of the Republican celebrity!

This has significance both for Palin personally and the Republicans’ fortunes at a national level. With Alaska’s Ted Stevens going down to a well-deserved defeat (and likely prison) and Minnesota’s Norm Coleman struggling to survive against Al Franken in a recount, Chambliss represents part of a razor-thin potential two-seat edge keeping the Democrats from a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate. If the Republicans aren’t to be reduced to complete nonentities over the next two years, they have to retain the Georgia seat. Chambliss’s edge is only 3% with 3% undecided, so he needs all the help he can get.

For Sarah Palin, this is her first test to see if she has any real future as Republican standard-bearer and possible 2012 nominee. She was a huge draw for the conservative base, frankly more popular with Republicans than her running-mate, John McCain. If she continues to pull those kinds of crowds and can translate their enthusiasm into votes for Chambliss, she’ll go a long way to fleshing out any claim she might make to be the Republican leader.

I hope she helps Chambliss retain her seat. I like this woman a lot. Cowboy



One Response to The ‘Cuda went down to Georgia

  1. jacksmith says:

    Democrat Jim Martin is in a runoff against Bush Republican Saxby Chambliss for the Senate seat from Georgia. Bush’s Saxby Chambliss voted against spending a few measly dollars to provide health care coverage for Georgia, and Americas needy children. But he supported wasting hundreds of billions of your dollars, and the life BLOOD of Americas finest on an unnecessary war in Iraq.
    At a time when 47 million of you have no health insurance coverage, and over 100 million of you with insurance are just one major illness away from complete financial destruction. Bush and Saxby Chambliss voted to make the heart break of bankruptcy relief even harder for all of you to use.
    You see, Bush and Saxby Chambliss, and his family don’t have to worry about their health care coverage. They have the finest health care coverage your tax money can buy for them. Courtesy of you. The American Tax payer. In fact, no one but the super rich can afford the health care coverage you the tax payer provide for Saxby Chambliss, and his family for FREE! with your tax dollars.
    He supposedly works for you. But he doesn’t think you and your family should have access to the type of taxpayer supported FREE health care that you provide for him, and his loved ones for FREE!. Doesn’t that just make you BURRING MAD!
    Vote for JIM MARTIN for US senator from Georgia. Vote for JIM Martin who will be on your side. Vote for JIM MARTIN who will work with President Obama and a majority congress for you. Vote for JIM MARTIN most of all for your-self, your family’s, friends, and loved ones. Vote for JIM MARTIN for a better America, and a better World.
    Don’t let Saxby Chambliss make a chump out of you by tricking you into voting against your own best interest. Saxby chambliss is NOT! on your side. He’s not one of you. He is on George Bush’s side. And we all know what a catastrophe the Bush Chambliss administration has been the past 8 years.
    Contact all your family and friends and do every thing you can to see to it that JIM MARTIN and GEORGIANS! take that senate seat back for Georgia, and America. No matter where you live in America. This is important to you. President Obama will need all the help, and power you can give him to try and fix this catastrophic mess that the Corrupt Bush Chambliss administration has created.
    As I said before you will have to vote in overwhelming numbers to overcome the Bush Chambliss “Let Them Eat Cake” vote fraud machine. Vote early if you can. Then help everyone you can get to the polls and vote for JIM MARTIN. You and your loved ones don’t have to be Saxby Chambliss’s victims anymore.
    I know you will get it done. Just like you did for President Obama.
    God bless all of you
    jacksmith – WORKING CLASS… 🙂

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