Sunday, August 15, 2010

Another cub abandoned -- Mama Grizzly skips an appearance

Sarah Palin has given Republican Curt Didier's Washington State senate primary campaign $5000 and taped a robocall for him, but he was expecting much, much more. From The Seattle Times' "Didier's hopes of a Palin visit fading:"

Republican Clint Didier has been trying to get former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to headline political rallies or fund-raising events for him since she endorsed the former NFL player's U.S. Senate candidacy in May.

In June, Didier campaign advisers told POLITICO that Palin described herself as "all in" for Didier. They hoped to schedule two Palin events, one in Eastern Washington and one on the west side.

Last month, when I visited Didier on his farm near Pasco, he said he still expected Palin would do an event for him before the primary. That could have given his underdog campaign a needed boost to get past GOP establishment favorite Dino Rossi and take on Sen. Patty Murray in November.

But with just a few days before primary ballots are counted Aug. 17, a Palin visit isn't looking likely.

Didier had been trying to get Palin to commit to an event Saturday.

But Didier campaign consultant Kathryn Serkes told me via e-mail today that event "looks like a no... we can't wait any longer to plan, so will plan without her."

In an interview Wednesday, Serkes attributed the difficulty to Palin's hectic schedule. "She gave her word and she's doing the best she can. We know that," Serkes said.

Serkes said Palin did agree to record a personal message that Didier can use in statewide robo-calls to voters.

Today? Two days before the count? Palin lends Didier her voice.


Joie Vouet said...

Didier had hoped that she would appear yesterday. As we know, however, Sarah was busy Tweeting and Facebooking, in a vain attempt to get President Obama's attention.

nswfm said...

Going nuclear on Twitter is why her schedule is so busy. What a dope for thinking she's going to do anything for him at that late stage. Abandoning her cubs, just like abandoning her beloved state of Alassssska.

Anonymous said...

She was suppose to be at a rally here Sat..Lots of signs along the roadways but not much else going on in the news KNDU or the Tri-City Herald about the rally or him..Im sure most people voted already anyway, it's a mail in ballot due Tue. 17th, so it's a little late to start beating the drums for Didier. Should never depend on the QUITTER!!