Governor Walker chose to attend a bridge-naming event rather than be photographed with the ‘half baked’ Alaskan

Tom Paine wrote at the toughest moment of the American revolutionary struggle: “These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.”

On Saturday, in Madison, Wisconsin, there was plenty to be thankful for.

Sarah Palin, the paid spokeswoman for the tepid Tea Party movement, jetted into Madison for what was supposed to be a victory party. Unofficial returns released Friday for the state’s highly controversial Supreme Court race show the candidate of conservative Republican Governor Scott Walker leading his until-recently-unknown challenger by a 50.2 to 49.8 margin prior to an anticipated recount. And, though implementation of Walker’s anti-union agenda remains stymied by a court order, the governor is freshly returned from a star turn before a Congressional committee in Washington where every effort was made to suggest that he had effectively overwhelmed the mass opposition that his proposals have inspired in Wisconsin.

That’s not much in the way of good news for Walker, whose personal approval ratings have tanked, and whose Republican legislative allies now face recall elections that could cost the party control of the state Senate. But the spin doctors were ready to claim some kind of momentum.

All that was needed was a great big rally to seal the deal, or so Walker’s allies and funders—particularly the billionaire Koch brothers, who paid for Saturday’s event via their generous donations to the group Americans for Prosperity. And Palin was brought in to pull the crowd.

As it happened, she did pull a crowd—but most of those present were critics.

Walker may have had Palin—even if the governor chose to attend a bridge-naming event outside Madison, rather than be photographed with the half baked Alaskan.

http://www.thenation.com/blog/159983/winter-soldiers-outshine-sunshine-patriots-palins-madison-rally-overwhelmed-protest-crow

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sarah Palin has a serpent's heart
    Apr 19, 2011 @ 09:35:18

    Once again Palin has been used. She was used by McCain, Miller, Bachmann, Fiorna (sp), ODonnell,and Angle. Couldn’t happen to a better person.

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  2. Syrin
    Apr 19, 2011 @ 10:12:12

    Awww, but, don’t ever underestimate Sarah Palin! She allows herself to be used to use to her own advantage. Whether that is to steal someone’s narrative, concepts, volcabulary, reputation. Funny, she can’t play it out because she’s not capable in her own right!

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  3. Sally in MI
    Apr 19, 2011 @ 11:13:10

    I’m fairly certain that Saturday was supposed to be her big coming out party, as the new “send me money” PAC was unveiled shortly thereafter. Parts of her shreech indicate that she intended to announce her candidacy, but when given the makeup and animosity of the crowd, she retreated. With the Obama’s tax info given out today, it makes me wonder how many millions Sarah paid for her 20 million dollar 2010. None?

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  4. climber357
    Apr 19, 2011 @ 11:14:23

    Governor Walker was merely providing the ¨adequate protocol for the Republican Vice Presidential Nominee,¨ sarah.

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  5. coloradocathy
    Apr 19, 2011 @ 13:01:33

    Poor Sarah, always bringing up the rear and never quite figuring out what is going on.

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  6. Gem
    Apr 19, 2011 @ 16:13:12

    What is RAM saying about this? She was in a huff over the media ignoring her great leader’s speech, as mentioned at Griffin’s site!

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  7. AKRNC
    Apr 20, 2011 @ 06:16:41

    Thanks for showing the reality of the speech. Breitbart’s site has it cleaned of all the booing and it sounds like everyone is there for Palin. I love the fact that she had to scream above everyone. I hope she realizes that if she runs, she’s going to face this all over the country. I love this video. Palin is toast!

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  8. climber357
    Apr 20, 2011 @ 08:29:56

    I waited 24 hours and read this article again.

    Nope, nothing has changed.

    It is still gleeful.

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