While Palin's endorsement is golden in redder and more Tea Partyish
states, here in blue California, the former Alaska governor would
simply make the independent voters that Whitman and Fiorina are trying
to swing their way swing elswhere.
(Here in San Francisco, the
only Palin appearance that garners support is a gallery opening at which
she is the subject of satirical art. Check out "nailin palin (doggy style)," a painting showing at the Market Street Gallery, depicting the queen of Drill Baby Drill getting, err, drilled by a dog. Oh my.)
The Times makes a good point, that, "given the political makeup
of the state," it would be more of a shock if the two Republican
candidates deigned to show up instead of bowing out: "Indeed, the bigger
question may be why Mr. Steele and Ms. Palin decided to hold a rally
like that in this state at this time, putting their already struggling
candidates at the top of the ticket in a potential awkward spot."
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