Incumbent U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) reacts as Alaska Governor Sarah Palin (R-AK) addresses the crowd during a rally in Duluth, Georgia December 1, 2008. Chambliss is in a runoff election December 2 with Democratic challenger Jim Martin that could affect the balance of power in the U.S. Senate. REUTERS/Tami Chappell (UNITED STATES)
Haw, well as you can see, Sarah Palin's rallies for Saxby were pretty much all about Sarah, and it's hard not to see that in Chambliss' face, above. It looks like Sarah brought her fave sign-painters* with their hilarious read my lipstick shtick (it's funny because it doesn't make any sense!), pop-culture references and elementary-school-teacher-on-oxycodone cheerfulness. So cute:
They left out plumber! The appeal of Sarah Palin to the very, very stupid and gullible (but with the ability to repeat simple phrases over and over!) will not die easily. Nor should it.
*UPDATE! Confirmation of the fakeness of the signs comes via Think Progress:
While people were clearly excited about the GOP candidates, some of it appeared to be manufactured. News reports showed people on-stage holding handmade signs — including ones that read “Palin-Chambliss 2012″ and “Vets for Saxby” — but those were handed out before the event by a campaign aide. A sign in the entrance to the venue said that attendees were prohibited from bringing in such large signs on their own.