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Palin and the Phillies

October 31, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

Yesterday, in Erie, Pennsylvania, Sarah Palin told the crowd, “I am thrilled to be here in the home state of the world-champion Philadelphia Phillies.” This is, of course, incredibly tone-deaf, if not outright stupid, given Erie’s greater proximity to Pittsburgh, and to Cleveland for that matter. Had the Dodgers won, would she speak enthusiastically in San Francisco about their victory? (Yes, I know, she would never find herself campaigning in San Francisco.)

But the real puzzle isn’t her thoughtlessness or lack of geographical-baseball knowledge. It’s how her campaign team could possibly insert that in a script for her. In that regard, Chris Mottram’s post at the Sporting News blog strikes me as overly harsh. Still, you gotta wonder. And what was she thinking as she smiled through all the boos?

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