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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Tonight: Former Hillary Delegates Host Watch Parties for Palin Speech

Sarah (center) and some fans

Looks like the GOP gimmick to try and attract former Clinton supporters to vote Repub by putting any old woman on their ticket isn't working too well in Dem circles generally, and certainly not in New Mexico. The Democratic Party of New Mexico has announced that former Hillary Clinton delegates and supporters will be hosting watch parties for Sarah Palin's acceptance speech at the Republican convention. Priscilla Chavez of Las Cruces and Kristine Jacobus of Albuquerque are two former Clinton delegates who will gather around their TV sets with friends tonight at 7:30 PM. I imagine they'll will be doing a lot of talking back to their TVs during the speech. I know I will.

"If the McCain campaign thinks women who supported Hillary Clinton will vote for Palin simply because she is a woman, then they are sorely mistaken," said Conchita Cruz, spokeswoman for the Democratic Party of New Mexico. "Women who voted for Hillary Clinton did so because she shares their values. These same women will vote in November for change, with the issues that impact their lives in mind, like equal pay for equal work, the squeeze on the middle class, high gas prices and the war in Iraq. By promising more of the failed policies of the Bush Administration, John McCain represents more of the same, no matter who he puts on the ticket with him."

Still, I guess we should consider ourselves lucky to be seeing Palin at all tonight. She's been kept incommunicado in St. Paul since the start of the GOP convention, reportedly practicing rote memorization of McCain talking points and generally being schooled in how to pretend she's ready for the national spotlight. Oh, to have been a fly on the wall.

As prep for tonight's performance, you can read the lastest laundry list of revelations about Palin that call into question her qualifications, honesty, judgment and ethics. And be sure to check out her campaign's bogus claim that Sarah's refueling stop in Ireland constituted a "visit" there. These Repubs are going all out.

Palin photo from GrizzlyBay.org.

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September 3, 2008 at 04:55 PM in 2008 General Presidential Election, 2008 Republican Convention, Democratic Party | Permalink


I thought the 'pit bull with lipstick' remark was wierd. It was interesting to see how the teleprompter works, they slipped up and showed that a couple of times.

Now I am REALLY sorry Dems did not pick Senator Clinton for VP. She would make toast of this bimbo. But if Biden shows her up for the moron she is, he will be criticized for being mean to the poor little thing. Who shoots wolves from planes. Who cuts funding for unmarried teenage moms and cuts funding for education for the developmentally disabled.

Posted by: Ellen Wedum | Sep 4, 2008 7:32:46 AM