Finally: Palin to meet Obama in Philadelphia

posted at 7:52 pm on November 25, 2008 by Allahpundit

Hope and change? He did forgive Lieberman — although Lieberman never accused him of palling around with terrorists.

Which, of course, he did.

The governor is planning a trip to Georgia to campaign on behalf of Georgia Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss early next week on her way to Philadelphia to meet with her old foe, President-elect Barack Obama.

Obama is meeting with governors of both parties in Philadelphia to talk about the ailing economy. It’s not clear how many governors are going to attend the Obama event, which the National Governors Association helped put together.

“I don’t know if she has a one-on-one with (Obama),” said Palin spokesman Bill McAllister. “It may be, given that they were both involved in the national campaign.” McAllister said Palin will be in Philadelphia on Monday and Tuesday, and the state will pay for it. He said the Chambliss campaign will pay for Palin’s side trip to Georgia.

Surely The One wouldn’t hold a grudge by refusing to meet with her personally, would he? Well, according to Joementum, he tried calling Obama after the election to congratulate him and was told he was busy — and as of last Sunday, hadn’t received a callback since. Hmmm.


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I can see the ‘Cuda and the Biden as buddies though. They were pretty friendly on stage after the debate, and they both have sons in, or on their way to, Iraq.

meltenn on November 25, 2008 at 8:48 PM

I could imagine that. Sarah is really friendly. She even hugged Frank Murkowski at her primary victory party.

That’s why I fing it confusing trying to find out why people don’t like her. Sure, she doesn’t have the national experience yet. I think people who don’t like her really don’t like the image the media created of her that’s all.

She’ll win many over. Many will take another look at her in the future and conclude that she is ready and more experienced and it would be nice to have a woman POTUS.

Sapwolf on November 26, 2008 at 12:25 AM

Frat boy was a legacy admission at Yale (Google it).

benny shakar on November 25, 2008 at 10:42 PM

“Legacy” might have gotten him into Yale. But it could not and would not have gotten him into Harvard Business School. Harvard doesn’t admit dummies just because their daddies went to Yale.

His father’s connections might have gotten him into the National Guard. But they could not and would not have gotten him into a fighter squadron. They don’t let dummies fly fighter jets.

ramrocks on November 26, 2008 at 12:26 AM

It’s pretty funny that any Cuda blog post here at Hot Air gets hundreds of comments.

Allah has to work harder if he’s going to fill in for Greta Van Susteren, though – she often gets thousands of comments on her Cuda blog entries over at GretaWire. Her entry on the same subject as this one already has our count beat.

Jim62sch on November 26, 2008 at 12:30 AM

That’s why I find it confusing trying to find out why people don’t like her.
Sapwolf on November 26, 2008 at 12:25 AM

It’s no mystery at all to me. It’s not that they don’t like her personally. It’s that they despise and fear what she represents and what she believes, and they fear her ability to connect with the public. She does have at least that in common with Reagan.

ddrintn on November 26, 2008 at 12:33 AM

My friend, law review articles are submitted by staff members, not editors. I respectfully suggest you find better informed reference sources to avoid future embarrassment.

benny shakar on November 25, 2008 at 10:16 PM

P-K-B

[E]ach issue contains pieces by student editors as well as outside authors.

Most student writing takes the form of Notes, Recent Cases, Recent Legislation, and Book Notes. Notes are approximately 18 pages and are usually written by third-year students. Recent Cases and Recent Legislation are normally six pages long and are written mainly by second-year students. Recent Cases are comments on recent decisions by courts other than the U.S. Supreme Court, such as state supreme courts, federal circuit courts, district courts, and foreign courts. Recent Legislation look at new statutes or administrative rules at either the state or federal level. Book Notes, also written by second-years, are six-page reviews of recently published books.

Student-written pieces also appear in the special November and February issues. The November issue contains the Supreme Court Foreword, usually by a prominent constitutional scholar, the faculty Case Comment, and about 25 Leading Cases—analyses by third-year students of the most important decisions of the previous Supreme Court Term—and a compilation of Court statistics. The February issue features the annual Developments in the Law project, an in-depth treatment of an important area of the law prepared principally by second-year editors of the Review.

http://www.harvardlawreview.org/about.shtml

Blake on November 26, 2008 at 12:41 AM

YIKES!!!

Russian analyst predicts (amongst many disasters for the US) that they can “claim” Alaska due to his allegation that it’s on “lease”.

http://drudgereport.com/flashrur.htm

ps: Please take with a grain of salt but Sarah does NOT need this.

ProudPalinFan on November 26, 2008 at 12:43 AM

His roommate at Columbia is a known cocaine dealer and addict.

kcewa on November 26, 2008 at 12:17 AM

Sohale Siddiqi is the one I assume you are referring to? Obama met Siddiqi (Sadik) through Mohammed Hasan Chandoo and Wahid Hamid (whom Obama travelled to Pakistan with). Siddiqi didn’t attend Columbia, and as you say he is not of sterling character.

I find it strange that Obama seems to have moved like a ghost at Columbia with no one recording his presence, while elsewhere we have the reverse.

If we are lucky Obama will turn out to be as some have suggested “a man without qualities, a person of no particular character or perspective, who is very good at conforming to the expectations of whatever context he finds himself in.” If we are unlucky it could be much worse.

sharrukin on November 26, 2008 at 12:45 AM

YIKES!!!

Russian analyst predicts (amongst many disasters for the US) that they can “claim” Alaska due to his allegation that it’s on “lease”.

http://drudgereport.com/flashrur.htm

ps: Please take with a grain of salt but Sarah does NOT need this.

ProudPalinFan on November 26, 2008 at 12:43 AM

That makes me laugh! Russia CANNOT take Alaska. If they tried to take an American state by force, that is an act of war. The U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy would completely hammer the crap out of the invasion formation before they got across the Bering Strait. The Russians talk a tough game, but they are nowhere near able to pull off something like that. Not on American soil. They are full of themselves right now, but they are not that stupid. Besides, Sarah can hunt Bear just as easy as caribou!

Brian1972 on November 26, 2008 at 12:52 AM

She already knows the TRUE Messiah, so maybe Barry will shriek, hiss and run away like Dracula to a cross.

yeah, probrabaly.

John The Baptist on November 26, 2008 at 12:53 AM

The Russians talk a tough game, but they are nowhere near able to pull off something like that. Not on American soil. They are full of themselves right now, but they are not that stupid. Besides, Sarah can hunt Bear just as easy as caribou!

Brian1972 on November 26, 2008 at 12:52 AM

Tough talk coming from a country that was forced to shut down its stock exchange or face collapse. We’re in infinitely better shape than the Chinese or the Russians. We’ll pull through before they do. Bank on it. No pun intended.

ramrocks on November 26, 2008 at 12:58 AM

That’s correct, ramrocks. Have you seen any pictures of the Russian Fleet lately? Rusting hulks in port, mostly. There was another incident with one of their nuclear submarines just a couple of weeks ago. The Indian Navy bought the full size carrier that the USSR got started but never finished. The Russian shipyards were contracted to update and finish the ship for $5billion. WAAAAY behind schedule and over budget, the Indians had to send a workforce up there to get it done. So much corruption.

Our Navy would kick their asses, and it would not be a fair fight. They know it, too.

Brian1972 on November 26, 2008 at 1:07 AM

Why does India need an aircraft carrier? China doesn’t have many, if any…
For the rest of it, typical Russian bluster.

Gohawgs on November 26, 2008 at 1:13 AM

India should have just called the USA. They could have purchased the USS Kitty Hawk, the only Nimitz-class super carrier still on active duty that’s powered by conventional oil furnace-steam turbines. It’s still in great shape, ready to go. We’ve got plenty of carrier-ready F-18 Hornets to go with it. When will they learn?

Brian1972 on November 26, 2008 at 1:13 AM

Why does India need an aircraft carrier? China doesn’t have many, if any…
For the rest of it, typical Russian bluster.

Gohawgs on November 26, 2008 at 1:13 AM

India has decided to project power in their sphere of influence. They are going to treat the Indian Ocean like, well the Indian Ocean. Indian Navy went over to the African Coast with a couple of surface ships and kicked some Somali Pirate ass the other day. They need to work with America, Russia makes junk.

Brian1972 on November 26, 2008 at 1:16 AM

Maybe when Sarah meets with The One, she can talk him into stationing a Navy carrier in Anchorage, AK. That would sure get Putin’s attention, wouldn’t it?

The AF base up there has a squadron of F-22 Raptor already I believe. Then there is the missile defense unit. The Army has active duty stations in AK also. Arctic Proving Grounds where they test vehicles, weapon systems and personnel in the brutal arctic temps and weather conditions. -50 degreesF screws up all kinds of fluids and fuels. Ask the Whermacht’s 5th army. Oh yeah, they all froze to death when their Panzers motor oil turned into jelly.

Brian1972 on November 26, 2008 at 1:26 AM

The AF base up there has a squadron of F-22 Raptor already I believe. Then there is the missile defense unit. The Army has active duty stations in AK also. Arctic Proving Grounds where they test vehicles, weapon systems and personnel in the brutal arctic temps and weather conditions.

Brian1972 on November 26, 2008 at 1:26 AM

Our gal Sarah knows all about this.

She’s even wearing the uniform.

ramrocks on November 26, 2008 at 1:35 AM

Brian1972,

I saw that India shot up a Thai trawler that they thought was a pirate mothership. And, I understand the need for cruiser type craft so that they can patrol their coastline. But an aircraft carrier? That’s a bit over the top. Since it’s a Russia vessel, it’ll be in drydock more than on the open seas…

I don’t Canada would look fondly on an attempted Russian invasion of Alaska, either.

Gohawgs on November 26, 2008 at 1:40 AM

It would be nice if Obama apologized for starting all those rumors about her. Ha ha, just kidding, he would never apologize.

Jim Treacher on November 26, 2008 at 1:42 AM

JT,

The only one “the one” apologizes to is his wife ala Kevin Bacon in Animal House

Gohawgs on November 26, 2008 at 1:45 AM

Remember what Biden said a few weeks ago, too. The Big 0 will be tested big time on the international stage. They know a 98 pound weakling when they see one.

cjs1943 on November 26, 2008 at 1:51 AM

You can’t have positive & a negative in the same room. The Universe will unravel. There has to be a balance. Please keep these 2 out of the same room together. Palin in the room with Obama will might implode Philadelphia & have the eastern seabord.

portlandon on November 26, 2008 at 1:53 AM

portlandon 1:53 AM,

And the problem with that is? :))

Gohawgs on November 26, 2008 at 2:00 AM

portlandon 1:53 AM,

And the problem with that is? :))

Gohawgs on November 26, 2008 at 2:00 AM

I wanted to actually eat a real Philly Cheesesteak before it became a crater in the earth. But I can give that up in the hope that Sarah Palin would cause Obama to break composure and his skin would fall away revealing himself as one of the snake people from “V”: the Final battle. Man those fake skin snake people used to freak me out as a kid.

portlandon on November 26, 2008 at 2:15 AM

I bet you would gladly forgo your cheesesteak if it meant doing away with, once and for all, Picante sauce from Newwwwwwwwwwwww Yorkkkkkkkk Citttttttttttaaaaaaa…Just as long as Scotty beamed Sarah out of there at the last second, that is!

Gohawgs on November 26, 2008 at 2:19 AM

McAllister said Palin will be in Philadelphia on Monday and Tuesday, and the state will pay for it.

*sigh*

Mr. Wednesday Night on November 26, 2008 at 3:19 AM

The more Republican politicans take her support to win re-elections, the more invetitable she becomes as a candidate. This is also a good chance to start stealthily building her national team and icnrease her contacts.

I think Chambliss invitation oficially means its Palin 2012!

promachus on November 26, 2008 at 5:52 AM

I know I’m an outsider but I have two questions.

1. How does Sarah win over independents and moderate Republicans?

2. Does anyone think she can actually defeat Obama in a general election?

Aussie skepticism starting to show here. Sorry.

Crux Australis on November 26, 2008 at 6:29 AM

sigh

Mr. Wednesday Night on November 26, 2008 at 3:19 AM

*

That’s because it is a US Governors’ function with many other state Governors there. And, by the way, was any other Governor going asked who was paying for their trip??? This would be an important function for all that are there in Philly get to meet and know the President-elect.

gracie on November 26, 2008 at 6:43 AM

I can’t remember any, does anyone else know of any other VP candidate that was still the main attention getter 3 weeks after the end of the campaign?

CCRWM on November 25, 2008 at 10:24 PM

No. But I can think of a certain winning VP candidate who is currently getting no press attention whatsoever.

Phoenician on November 26, 2008 at 7:57 AM

That makes me laugh! Russia CANNOT take Alaska. If they tried to take an American state by force, that is an act of war. The U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy would completely hammer the crap out of the invasion formation

With Obama as Commander In Chief? Surely you jest.

angryed on November 26, 2008 at 7:58 AM

Crux Australis on November 26, 2008 at 6:29 AM

1. The same way she did in Alaska; by making no apologizes for her private beliefs, but governing according to the will of the people and making reform a priority.

2. She has national name recognition, and that’s never a bad thing in politics. The popular vote count was significant enough for McCain, and 91% of those people said they like her and would vote for her, so we can say she is a favorite to win the 2011 primaries and go from there.

chunderroad on November 26, 2008 at 8:00 AM

Our gal Sarah knows all about this.

She’s even wearing the uniform.

ramrocks on November 26, 2008 at 1:35 AM

I don’t know much about fighter plans, but I am pretty sure that is not an F-22 Raptor behind her.

right2bright on November 26, 2008 at 8:20 AM

benny shakar on November 25, 2008 at 10:42 PM

And his GPA was what?
Or did his dad pay off all of the profs also…
Funny you brought that up, you must not have received the memo several years ago not to talk about this…after it was revealed that his grades were better then Gore’s…of course Gore’s father’s legacy is one of racism, one of the most racist leaders our country has ever had. I think I put Bush I as a role model over Gore’s racist father.

right2bright on November 26, 2008 at 8:24 AM

Aussie skepticism starting to show here. Sorry.

Crux Australis on November 26, 2008 at 6:29 AM

Great questions, and they will be answered in the next couple of years.
We are just weeks from the last election, bruised egos, licking of wounds, anger, disappointment, all these things need to be sorted out in the coming months.
Then the “new” campaign begins, and the remaking of many of the policies and attitudes of potential candidates.
But a couple things are obvious…one is that Republicans have to garner more of the Hispanic vote, two is that we have to move to the right away from the middle, and three with that we need to purge our ranks of “old” politicians and inject some new small government conservatives.

right2bright on November 26, 2008 at 8:29 AM

Also another question. How do we ensure that another Dole or McCain doesn’t get the Republican nomination?

“Closed primaries?”

Crux Australis on November 26, 2008 at 9:12 AM

My only question: Is William Ayers invited?

BKennedy on November 26, 2008 at 10:46 AM

ProudPalinFan on November 26, 2008 at 12:43 AM

And the Federal Government and the MSM wonder why Alaskans are buying complete arsenals of weapons. Everything from Handguns… to 60MM. Yeah, someone I know bought a 60MM… have to have a special permit, but is it worth it to keep safe? I think so.

upinak on November 26, 2008 at 10:50 AM

Blake on November 26, 2008 at 12:41 AM

Heh. Nicely done. Sort of like dueling with a 5 year old, isn’t it?

a capella on November 26, 2008 at 11:03 AM

No. But I can think of a certain winning VP candidate who is currently getting no press attention whatsoever.

Phoenician on November 26, 2008 at 7:57 AM

Who?..

the_nile on November 26, 2008 at 11:04 AM

ProudPalinFan on November 26, 2008 at 12:43 AM

You did notice this was said by an expert in ‘information warfare’?

Phoenician on November 26, 2008 at 11:06 AM

Palin to meet Obama in Philadelphia

I would suggest he take her to the hands on museum.

LevStrauss on November 26, 2008 at 11:06 AM

No. But I can think of a certain winning VP candidate who is currently getting no press attention whatsoever.

Phoenician on November 26, 2008 at 7:57 AM

Who?..

the_nile on November 26, 2008 at 11:04 AM

I’m concerned. Has anybody seen him in public since the elections?

Phoenician on November 26, 2008 at 11:48 AM

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AdrianS on November 26, 2008 at 12:17 PM

I’m concerned. Has anybody seen him in public since the elections?

Phoenician on November 26, 2008 at 11:48 AM

Rumor has it, he lives under the stairs with cousin IT & Spot.

portlandon on November 26, 2008 at 12:19 PM

That’s terrible. I hope they don’t meet. Palin does not deserve to meet Obama.

mycowardice on November 26, 2008 at 12:27 PM

Biden’s going to be there too, apparently.

Phoenician on November 26, 2008 at 12:33 PM

It’s not very presidential to be seen palling around with an idiot. I hope Obama reconsiders.

Vernon Hardapple on November 26, 2008 at 1:07 PM

Has anyone taken a good look at who Obama has appointed? Notice a recurring theme? 99% of ‘em are WHITE. Jesse Jackson and his naive followers must be appalled.

jediwebdude on November 26, 2008 at 1:13 PM

“Current President-Elect, meet the next President-Elect”

Norwegian on November 26, 2008 at 1:20 PM

It’s not very presidential to be seen palling around with an idiot. I hope Obama reconsiders.

Vernon Hardapple on November 26, 2008 at 1:07 PM

Is that why Biden’s “locked in the bar” somewhere?

ddrintn on November 26, 2008 at 2:08 PM

Is that why Biden’s “locked in the bar” somewhere?

ddrintn on November 26, 2008 at 2:08 PM

Good old Slow Joe has been spending his time hiring food-tasters and ninjas, and stringing his compound with barbed wire and claymore mines, since he found out that he will be between Hillary and the Presidency.

Jim62sch on November 26, 2008 at 2:14 PM

It’s not very presidential to be seen palling around with an idiot. I hope Obama reconsiders.

Vernon Hardapple on November 26, 2008 at 1:07 PM

Methinks Mr. Hardapple has a very soft head.

Indeed, 2 very soft heads. Very soft. And limp.

UltimateBob on November 26, 2008 at 2:48 PM

Why would she want to meet up with that thug?

It’s just like the issue about meeting Ahmadinejad for talks. What exactly do you want to say to the guy?

Sign of the Dollar on November 26, 2008 at 3:37 PM

At a risk of a mixed metaphor for criticizing the Messiah by saying he ‘pals around with terrorists’ Sarah will be eternally viewed by secular lefties as a Pharisee outcast who they will eternally ridicule and the leper who they would never invite to dinner for fear she would puncture their illusion of sophistication, that she would show her feminist self-reliance by bring her own meat with her and actually not babble but utter coherent thoughts during dinner conversation.

technopeasant on November 26, 2008 at 5:25 PM

At a risk of a mixed metaphor for criticizing the Messiah by saying he ‘pals around with terrorists’ Sarah will be eternally viewed by secular lefties as a Pharisee outcast who they will eternally ridicule and the leper who they would never invite to dinner for fear she would puncture their illusion of sophistication, that she would show her feminist self-reliance by bring her own meat with her and actually not babble but utter coherent thoughts during dinner conversation.

technopeasant on November 26, 2008 at 5:25 PM

So be it. ;) Although I think it has more to do with jealousy. Even a sort of weird sexual jealousy.

ddrintn on November 26, 2008 at 5:37 PM

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afotia on November 27, 2008 at 11:15 AM

That makes me laugh! Russia CANNOT take Alaska. If they tried to take an American state by force, that is an act of war. The U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy would completely

hammer the crap out of the invasion formation before they got across the Bering Strait. The Russians talk a tough game, but they are nowhere near able to pull off something like that. Not on American soil. They are full of themselves right now, but they are not that stupid. Besides, Sarah can hunt Bear just as easy as caribou!

Brian1972 on November 26, 2008 at 12:52 AM

Well in the history books I read, we bought and paid for Alaskan territory. No mention of a lease of any kind.

N4646W on November 28, 2008 at 2:45 AM

No, actually it’s not. Reagan was infinitely better. But I agree with the rest of your post!

ramrocks on November 25, 2008 at 10:33 PM

I’d suggest that you are selling Hoover short. He got handed a crappy situation and was unfairly blamed for it. If you look at his entire record you’ll see he that he isn’t as bad as you suggest. Reagan was probably more effective and certainly the better politician but, again, it’s all about context.

I’m a historian by training and you simply can’t make sweeping comparisons that pits the President of the late 1920s with the President of the early 1980s. The challenges and constraints were completely different as were the mechanisms for public policy. The income tax system for public funding, as an example, was completely different as was the mindset about what the role of the Federal government was. Much of this changed under FDR’s socialism and the aftermath of WWII when the US emerged as a world power beyond dispute. Context matters.

highhopes on November 25, 2008 at 10:50 PM

I appreciate your defense of Hoover, and he did get a bum rap in many ways. But when the stock market crash happened, Hoover showed no apparent awareness of the cause and kept the government meddling with the economy. He pushed for artificially high wages, and raised the top tax bracket from 24% to 68%, both of which made the recession deeper. The Smoot-Hawley Act he signed virtually destroyed any chance the economy had to recover.

So, he was handed a bad situation and made it worse, as opposed to Reagan, who was handed a bad situation and made it much, much better. It’s true that the bad situation Hoover faced was worse than the one Reagan faced, and if Hoover had at least managed to alleviate the depression, you might be able to compare them. But he only made it worse.

Of course, FDR’s meddling with the economy made Hoover look reserved. FDR was the Rufus T. Firefly of American presidents: “If you think this country’s bad off now, just wait till I get through with it!”

theregoestheneighborhood on November 29, 2008 at 12:37 AM

Everytime I see Lieberman I want to twist his head off like a chicken.

Of course, FDR’s meddling with the economy made Hoover look reserved. FDR was the Rufus T. Firefly of American presidents: “If you think this country’s bad off now, just wait till I get through with it!”

To quote Obermann, “You, sir, are an idiot”

jim_collins on November 29, 2008 at 12:50 AM

portlandon
Sarah Palin would cause Obama to break composure and his skin would fall away revealing himself as one of the snake people from “V”: the Final battle

Wait…isn’t the skn already off? -it gets worse under there?

yikes

Hey if I remember right, don’t us Earthlings finally drive them away and win after 4 yrs or so?

John The Baptist on November 29, 2008 at 5:16 AM

She’ll win many over. Many will take another look at her in the future and conclude that she is ready and more experienced and it would be nice to have a woman POTUS.

Sapwolf on November 26, 2008 at 12:25 AM

Putting aside that she is a woman, and may possibly be the first woman POTUS, I like that she is a good speaker and has strong values. If only Hunter were as proficient a speaker, I think he would have beaten Mac out of the race early on.

N4646W on November 30, 2008 at 3:29 PM

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