Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The neverending campaign. No, not that one.

Posted By on Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 10:50 AM

Good news: Al Franken is finally going to be seated in the Sentate. Now the Democrats have their supposed 60th vote. (Though, Sen. Franken says that's not his M.O.) So, after only eight months, Minnesota's election night has finally dawned.

In other political news, the McCain-Palin ticket is still making headlines. Makes you wonder, does Sarah know the election is over?

The crowds begin streaming into the Evansville Auditorium and Convention Centre a couple of hours before the arrival of the “special guest speaker” at the Vanderburgh County Right to Life dinner on a soft Indiana spring evening—nearly 2,200 people in the banquet hall, 800 more in an adjacent auditorium watching the proceedings on a live video feed. The menu is thick slices of roast pork and red velvet cake, washed down with pitchers of iced tea, and when Sarah Palin finally enters, escorted by a phalanx of sheriff’s deputies and local police, she is mobbed. The organizers of the dinner, billed as “the largest pro-life banquet in the world,” have courted Palin for weeks with care packages of locally made chocolates, doughnuts, barbecue, and pastries, and she has requited by choosing Evansville, a conservative stronghold in southern Indiana, as the site of her first public speech outside Alaska in 2009. Like Richard M. Nixon, who chose the coalfield town of Hyden, Kentucky, for his first post-resignation public appearance, Palin has come to a place where she is guaranteed a hero’s reception.

More from Vanity Fair.

Further reading: Was Palin suffering from postpartum depression during the campaign?

And, Palin says she could beat Obama

Sarah Palin, Superstar:

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