As long as it’s for dirt, not oil.
Democrats understand Sarah Palin is a formidable political force who has upset the Obama victory plan. The latest Washington Post/ABC Poll shows John McCain taking a 12-point lead over Barack Obama among white women, a reversal of Mr. Obama’s eight-point lead last month.
It’s no surprise, then, that Democrats have airdropped a mini-army of 30 lawyers, investigators and opposition researchers into Anchorage, the state capital Juneau and Mrs. Palin’s hometown of Wasilla to dig into her record and background. My sources report the first wave arrived in Anchorage less than 24 hours after John McCain selected her on August 29.
What happened to rejecting the politics of division and mud slinging? Changing the tone? The politics of hope? It’s all gone, as old-style Chicago attack politics takes over for Team Obama.
What’s left when the change and hope disappears? Nothing but a run of the mill politician with no experience who wants to relive the Carter Administrations’ disastrous policies on energy, foreign policy, and taxes.
Can you say gas lines? Hostage crisis? Wear a sweater? Windfall profits tax? We lived through Carter once, must we suffer it again?