Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin on Saturday accused Democrat Barack Obama of "palling around with terrorists" because of his association with a former 1960s radical, stepping up the campaign's effort to portray Obama as unacceptable to American voters.Read it here.
Palin told a group of donors at a private airport, "Our opponent ... is someone who sees America, it seems, as being so imperfect, imperfect enough, that he's palling around with terrorists who would target their own country." She also said, "This is not a man who sees America as you see America and as I see America."
I suspect that she would have done this long ago, but her poor performance in the Gibson and Couric interviews meant that her charges would have little credibility. After her fileting of Joe Biden, though, she is back and can fulfill the vice presidential candidates' traditional role as attack dog [or is it pit bull?].
Apparently she's having an effect. People are turning out en-masse to hear her speak. Here's a picture of the crowd at her speech in Carson, California. This is one of the bluest regions of a blue State and she is packing a stadium with enthusiastic Paliniacs. This kid has a future in Republican politics, you betcha.
Apparently the Obamination thinks that it was "outrageous" that so many people would turn out to see Sarah. [here. HT Jonah]
Video of the rally here.