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Friday, January 30, 2009

Spanky And Darla

Governor Sarah Palin has made it known she's attending, and in fact, speaking at this weekend's Alfalfa Club dinner expressly to meet new President, Barack Obama.

"The Alfalfa dinner, yes, in fact that's because President Obama is scheduled to be there," Palin said. "And how often will I have an opportunity to have dinner with the president? I will take up that offer to do so."

According to Politico, both Obama and Palin will address the crowd.

This photo-op will have the Washington crowd in a lather, given Governor Palin's repeated body blows of the then Democratic candidate during her RNC speech. I counted 15 references to him in that Scully ghosted speech, delivered in a brutal tone of derision about Obama's 'journey of self-discovery' as presidential candidate.

The over-200 members of this extremely select, powerful club include General Colin Powell, and since he had a few choice words to say about her, that might be an interesting meeting too, if he does attend.

What is certain is that the Georgetown cocktail set which Senator John McCain half-heartedly chastised for their refusal to be wowed by the Alaskan's accomplishments, will be looking for any miscue so Sally Quinn can milk it in commentary op-eds for weeks to come.

I actually think Governor Palin may not make it on Saturday, largely because of Anchorage's equivalent of Vesuvius, Mt. Redoubt, might erupt in the next few days. Here it is, with a scary mushroom cloud shape, doing just that in 1991.

If she leaves now, she will be accused by salivating Mudflatters that she is heartless, power-grabbing, and not doing her job as Governor (it would be curious to know their take on the AWOL Senate career of Barack Obama, who started campaigning for President the moment he swore, sans mistake that time, his senatorial Oath).

This despite the fact that her reason for going to Washington is precisely to get the ear of the President, or at least, to initiate contact on her State's behalf. Can't win with some, Guv'nor.

If you want a friend in Washington, said President Truman, get a dog. But it strikes me that huskies will not be needed this time. As they suspect all too well, her bite is far worse than her bark.

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