Wake-Up Call: Palin still scaring Americans everywhere
“There was a hint of a chill in the air” from Sarah Palin‘s potential WH ’12 rivals at the RGA conference yesterday, which essentially “became a postmortem on what went wrong” in the ’08 election (New York Daily News).
Meanwhile, MS Gov. Haley Barbour (R) told the RGA: “Anybody here tonight who’s talking about the 2012 presidential election needs to get their eye on the ball” (Miami Herald).
Although Obama’s transition team “is flirting with creating” a WH “Climate Czar,” Al Gore “says he doesn’t want the job” (Washington Times).
VA Gov. Tim Kaine (D) said “he will not be joining” the Obama admin., and “expressed his feelings directly to” Obama “during a phone conversation over the weekend” (“Political Radar“). He also is “not interested” in heading the DNC (Norfolk Virginian-Pilot).
Ex-’60s radical Bill Ayers “breaks his silence” in an interview with ABC’s Cuomo on “GMA” tomorrow (ABC News).
Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich (D) “made a dramatic comeback” yesterday, and now leads Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK) by 814 votes with roughly 40K ballots left to count (Anchorage Daily News).
Palin said yesterday that she would “certainly consider” running for Stevens’ seat “if it were acknowledged up there that I could be put to better use for my state in the U.S. Senate” (“Situation Room”).
A group of “second- and third-grade students” were overheard chanting “assassinate Obama” on a school bus in eastern ID last week — although “most of them didn’t understand what the word ‘assassinate’ meant” (KIDK-TV).