Remember this ad from the 2008 campaign?
Remember how the McCain campaign and their lackeys on talk-radio and the Fox Propaganda Channel went nuts over the crowd chanting "Obama, Obama?" Fast forward to yesterday in Plano, Texas at Sarah Palin's book-signing.
"Palin, former governor of Alaska, arrived around 11 a.m. Friday, shaking a few hands but not speaking publicly before she headed inside. The crowd chanted, "Sarah, Sarah" and "Palin, Palin."
Remember the reaction from the same voices on the right when Chris Mathews remarked about feeling "this thrill going up my leg" after hearing Barack Obama speak?
"Natalie Nichols had never voted before she cast her ballot for John McCain and Sarah Palin in last year's presidential race..."To meet her was so intimidating," Nichols said. "I was on the verge of tears, in awe. It was the experience of a lifetime. I wouldn't have traded it for the world."
David Ryan Lutz, 24, of North Richland Hills was first in line to get Palin's signature on a book he bought as a Christmas gift for his 82-year-old grandmother...He and his dad got to a nearby parking lot about 10 p.m. Thursday night and slept in their Ford Focus for a few hours before getting out and starting the line about 3 a.m...Because he was first in line, Palin wrote "Grandma Lutz" before signing the book..."It was such a rush -- absolutely amazing," Lutz said. "Suddenly I'm right in front of her, and she was thanking me for coming and staying up all night."
Right behind him was Michelle McCormick, 26, of Fort Worth and her mother, Andrea, of Oklahoma. The McCormicks also slept in their car outside the bookstore..."I wanted to see the rock star of the Republican Party," Michelle McCormick said."
Do you think any of these folks were nodding in agreement when they saw the McCain ad last year, or shaking their heads at the Matthews comment and saying or thinking (I know it's a stretch but work with me here) to themselves, "Isn't that pitiful the way they worship that
uppity arrogant so-and-so?"
"Several women came dressed like Palin, complete with beehive hair and trademark designer eyeglasses...One of them, Ramona Dalton styled in red leather, beehive and glasses - could have passed for Palin's twin. In fact, Palin did a double take when she signed Dalton's book...Dalton said she researched online to find out which glasses Palin wears. (They are from Japanese designer Kazuo Kawasaki and cost about $400 without lenses.)"
Sarah even brought mom and dad along:
"Palin's mother and father, Chuck and Sally Heath from Wasilla, Alaska, traveled in her entourage and took in the scene from afar...Sally Heath, 69, said it was the first opportunity she had had to see much of the continental U.S...She admitted she had not yet read her daughter's book but said she intended to..."Nobody's even given me a copy to read on the bus," she said, laughing."
Sorry Mom, you've got to cough up the $28.99 just like everybody else. What are you, some kind of socialist looking for a handout?
And in keeping with other stops on the book tour, diversity was the order of the day:
Scalping tickets to see Sarah? That's the entrepreneurial spirit that made America great. As that old philosopher W.C Fields once said, "Never give a sucker an even break or smarten up a chump."