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September 13, 2010

Palin to record robo-call for Murphy

Perhaps refusing to be upstaged by her former partner on the presidential stage, Sarah Palin recorded a robo-call for conservative gubernatorial hopeful Brian Murphy. The call will go out today, said Murphy spokeswoman Karla Graham.

Roughly 260,000 likely Republican voters will get the call from the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, Graham says. We'll update when we get a copy of the script ... which is forthcoming according to the campaign.

Sen. John McCain, the 2008 GOP presidential nominee, earlier today endorsed Murphy's opponent, Republican former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. (Yes, yes, likely well after Palin recorded her call.)

It still just begs the question: Could Maryland, at the last minute, become the battleground of some kind of pent up proxy war between McCain and Palin? Any former staffers with dirt to air, do drop us a line.
Posted by Annie Linskey at 3:57 PM | | Comments (3)
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Yes, another example of the greatness of the lame stream media... actually putting in this story lines hoping that a fight might be happening between McCain and Palin... even asking former staffers for dirt...

yes, the lame stream media as Sarah Palin calls them are crawling around everywhere a sewer exists.

*** From Annie:
Ok. We don't all have to like my sense of humor. But it is fairly unusual to see the former GOP presidential ticket sending opposite messages on the exact same day to our state. It would be kind of bizarre for me not to point that out. And it is hardly my fault that these former staffers have been squealing about each others camps to the national media. I mean, hey, if these two are going to duke it out in Maryland, we ought to at least get a front row seat.

The bigger story is that influential blogger Lord Cecil Calvert has switched his vote to Murphy because of Ehrlich's "Deplorable Voting Record on Illegals"

Annie, it is the force of the Tea Party that there is division in the ranks. The TP is tired of the entrenched pols. BOTH SIDES!

The TP is the largest most powerful grass roots political movement in decades and it is showing its power and influence with every primary this year.

I would love to see a compilation done on the press and the blogosphere's evolving descriptions of the TP. It started last year and the TP was a bunch of old farts. Then a bunch of kooks with tea bags on their hats. Then a phase. Then a bunch of astro turfers. Then a group of radicals carrying bad signs. Then they were a bunch of racists. Now they are islamaphobes and homophobes and racists and Obamaphobes etc.

What increased their ranks all year long? Was it gaining momentum BECAUSE of the baseless attacks? Did the false accusations of the n word at congress people help? It seems the more the TP was trashed by the 30 percenters the stronger they got and the bigger they grew and the more influence they have.

The compilation of evolving terms bandied about would be nice to read!

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Annie Linskey covers state politics and government for The Baltimore Sun. Previously, as a City Hall reporter, she wrote about the corruption trial of Mayor Sheila Dixon and kept a close eye on city spending. Originally from Connecticut, Annie has also lived in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where she reported on war crimes tribunals and landmines. She lives in Canton.

John Fritze has covered politics and government at the local, state and federal levels for more than a decade and is now The Baltimore Sun’s Washington correspondent. He previously wrote about Congress for USA TODAY, where he led coverage of the health care overhaul debate and the 2010 election. A native of Albany, N.Y., he currently lives in Montgomery County.

Julie Scharper covers City Hall and Baltimore politics. A native of Baltimore County, she graduated from The Johns Hopkins University in 2001 and spent two years teaching in Honduras before joining The Baltimore Sun. She has followed the Amish community of Nickel Mines, Pa., in the year after a schoolhouse massacre, reported on courts and crime in Anne Arundel County, and chronicled the unique personalities and places of Baltimore City and its surrounding counties.
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