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wndycty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 04:08 PM
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Mark Kirk (R-IL) asks for Sarah Palin's endorsement in Senate race becomes laughing stock of IL
Edited on Wed Nov-04-09 04:10 PM by wndycty
From Rich Miller's Capitol Fax Blog:

* Ive been hearing that Mark Kirk was about to move sharply to the right, but asking for a Palin endorsement? Really? Wow

Um, I dont think the Chicago media will be focusing on the Kirk-Palin issue when she comes to town for her Oprah show. Theyre usually mainly focused on ogling Oprah. Somebody is a bit too self-centered, methinks.

Also, the Chicago political media has historically been one of Kirks most loyal constituencies. Theyve helped brand him as an independent, liberal Republican. Getting Palins nod wont endear him to those types at all. This looks beyond bizarre to me. Is anybody over there thinking about the general election? Is anyone thinking about how McCain/Palin got stomped here last year?

Im really stunned by this remarkable display of brazen pandering. I guess I shouldnt be so suprised, but I am.
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http://thecapitolfaxblog.com/2009/11/04/mark-kirk-asks-... /

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SemiCharmedQuark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 04:12 PM
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1. LOL
What an idiot. Kirk stood a good chance if he could pass himself off as a moderate. If he is going to try and Palinize himself, he's screwing himself over.
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Ineeda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 04:13 PM
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2. Her endorsement would be the kiss of death for a moderate. n/t
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 04:13 PM
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3. republicons know no boundaries for craven
pandering..I don't suppose it bothers him that the limpalinbeck axis didn't work in District 23 NY?
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 04:17 PM
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4. Don't laugh. They're at least running someone in Illinois. They're crazy, but they BELIEVE.
Are we gonna run someone in Texas? Or in Oklahoma? Or in Wyoming? If we do, will we finally put some real muscle behind those candidates? It doesn't matter if you win or lose; we have to go out and make our case. The most goddamn frustrating thing about being a Democrat is that so many of our liberals don't know how to market our (admittedly more complicated) ideas to the public. We don't make the case. We start our arguments by conceding half the points that Limbaugh and Hannity and that raving rhesus monkey make. We have to quit surrendering the initiative if we want to see the paradigm shift to fixing the country's problems.
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Tempest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 04:47 PM
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5. He dissed her during the campaign and she's not one to forget

Or forgive.
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 07:13 PM
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6. OMG! Senator Chucky!
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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 07:35 PM
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7. obama's previous senate seat has a very good chance of going repuke in 2010.
between the prickishness of blago, and the assholeness of burris- the dems have a pretty hairy taint to deal with in illinois, in regard to that senate seat.
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