Tuesday, November 25, 2008

no way out...no way out...no way out...no way out...

Sarah Palin to stump with Sen. Saxby Chambliss

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss is calling in a closer: Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will join him for four rallies across the state on the eve of his hotly contested Dec. 2 runoff.

It will mark her return to the campaign trail after her bid as John McCain's vice presidential candidate and a chance to show off some political muscle in a state that backed her GOP ticket with 52 percent of the vote.

Chambliss is running off against Democrat Jim Martin in a race that could help determine whether Democrats have enough votes to block Republican filibusters in the U.S. Senate. The Palin announcement electrified state Republicans in the closing days of the race.

"We've got the wind at our backs," Chambliss said Tuesday at a news conference with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

Palin was the little-known governor of Alaska when Arizona Sen. John McCain tapped her as his running mate. She drew enthusiastic crowds on the campaign trail as the first woman to win the Republican nomination for vice president but also faced questions about her preparedness for higher office and her pricey wardrobe.

Still, she emerged from the losing campaign as a popular figure in some conservative circles, fielding book offers, documentary deals and countless interview requests. It's widely expected that she's run for president in 2012.

Palin is popular with Georgia's conservative base, which embraced her image as a gun-toting "hockey mom." The mention of her name at GOP rallies routinely draws louder cheers than that of McCain's. The Chambliss camp is counting on her energizing those voters in the campaign's final hours.

Democrats are just two votes shy of the 60 needed to block GOP filibusters. Georgia is one of two unresolved contests. The other is in Minnesota, where a recount is under way in the race between Republican Sen. Norm Coleman and Democrat Al Franken.

Giuliani argued Tuesday that Chambliss is needed in Washington to prevent Democrats from being handed a "blank check."

"If we give them a blank check, they will sign that check and be taking money out of our pockets," Giuliani said at a news conference where he was flanked by law enforcement and rescue workers.

"This is an election that involves the whole country because of what's at stake."

Martin's campaign on Tuesday hosted Democratic strategist Donna Brazile, Al Gore's campaign manager in his 2000 presidential bid.

Brazile urged those who voted for President-elect Barack Obama to vote again for Martin, saying he would be an advocate for Georgians and a partner for Obama.

Palin's decision to campaign in Augusta, Savannah, Perry and Atlanta for Chambliss is a testament to the race's competitiveness, she said: "Saxby Chambliss is calling out the cavalry because he needs to motivate the base."

Martin's campaign has asked Obama to campaign with him but has received no word yet on whether he will. Obama has recorded a radio advertisement and automated phone calls on Martin's behalf. And about 100 former Obama field operatives are in Georgia working for Martin.

The runoff has drawn a parade of political luminaries, including most of the Republican presidential primary field: McCain, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney have all appeared for Chambliss. Gore and former President Bill Clinton have stumped for Martin.

(Cut to Sam doing spit take.)

WHAT THE HELL?! Dammit, man! Are you trying to kill me?! I was just trying to take a Zyrtec for my cold and you pull out this? My God, man! Are you trying to swiiftboat us all here? Jeez Louise, Chambliss! You have ruined Thanksgiving, Christmas and like, EVERYTHING now! Danggit! God, I can't even breathe now! I NEED AIR! GAWD!

Lord Jesus, Father Father....


Anonymous said...


Democrat Jim Martin is in a runoff against Bush Republican Saxby Chambliss for the Senate seat from Georgia. Bush's Saxby Chambliss voted against spending a few measly dollars to provide health care coverage for Georgia, and Americas needy children. But he supported wasting hundreds of billions of your dollars, and the life BLOOD of Americas finest on an unnecessary war in Iraq.

At a time when 47 million of you have no health insurance coverage, and over 100 million of you with insurance are just one major illness away from complete financial destruction. Bush and Saxby Chambliss voted to make the heart break of bankruptcy relief even harder for all of you to use.

You see, Bush and Saxby Chambliss, and his family don't have to worry about their health care coverage. They have the finest health care coverage your tax money can buy for them. Courtesy of you. The American Tax payer. In fact, no one but the super rich can afford the health care coverage you the tax payer provide for Saxby Chambliss, and his family for FREE! with your tax dollars.

He supposedly works for you. But he doesn't think you and your family should have access to the type of taxpayer supported FREE health care that you provide for him, and his loved ones for FREE!. Doesn't that just make you BURRING MAD!

Vote for JIM MARTIN for US senator from Georgia. Vote for JIM Martin who will be on your side. Vote for JIM MARTIN who will work with President Obama and a majority congress for you. Vote for JIM MARTIN most of all for your-self, your family's, friends, and loved ones. Vote for JIM MARTIN for a better America, and a better World.

Don't let Saxby Chambliss make a chump out of you by tricking you into voting against your own best interest. Saxby chambliss is NOT! on your side. He's not one of you. He is on George Bush's side. And we all know what a catastrophe the Bush Chambliss administration has been the past 8 years.

Contact all your family and friends and do every thing you can to see to it that JIM MARTIN and GEORGIANS! take that senate seat back for Georgia, and America. No matter where you live in America. This is important to you. President Obama will need all the help, and power you can give him to try and fix this catastrophic mess that the Corrupt Bush Chambliss administration has created.

As I said before you will have to vote in overwhelming numbers to overcome the Bush Chambliss "Let Them Eat Cake" vote fraud machine. Vote early if you can. Then help everyone you can get to the polls and vote for JIM MARTIN. You and your loved ones don't have to be Saxby Chambliss's victims anymore.

I know you will get it done. Just like you did for President Obama.

God bless all of you

jacksmith - WORKING CLASS... :-)

Anonymous said...

Calling Palin a "closer" is a hoot! Yeah, that worked out real well for McCain, did it not? Some folks just never learn...

Ivan G Shreve Jr said...

I knew there was a reason why I left Savannah.

Sam said...

Wow, "jacksmith". You sure had a lot to say didn't you? I'll bet you're glad there's Google and you can go to every blog in Georgia that even mentions Saxby Chambliss so you can get your campaign's word out for Jim Martin. Really?

While I'm all in favor of Mr. Martin, I think our fair state knows what Chambliss has done for them over the years and from what I've seen since he took the office from Max Cleland (and when I say "took", I mean "swiftboated") and it has been nothing. I don't have many Republicans from Georgia who read this blog as it's only a dent in the World Wide Web, but the ones who do should know which way it goes around here.

And if it makes things easier for you, just know this: There's early voting here in Savannah and I cast mine today for Martin. Bringing Sarah Palin to my town to tell me how to live was the last straw and you can quote me on it. Georgia may be a Red State, but Savannah is a Blue city. I hope that the large turn out I saw today at the election center helps in getting Jim Martin in office.

And on that note, back to the funny.

HouseT said...

Just to be technically correct here, you advance voted. I early voted, which occurred the week before this one. Why it went by two different names, I will never know.

And I've already turned down an invitation to attend this epic meeting. While I admit to a certain morbid curiosity, I'm sure that the good governor would say something to piss me off within the first few minutes.

Not to mention, there's no way I'd roll the dice on ending up on camera as "that guy." You know the one. The one guy in the crowd at one of those rallies that every camera is on so that everyone can ask, "What's that guy doing there?"