Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Hidey Ho, Primates! Welcome to the one and only Real Banana, your source for the real poop on politics...
Well, last night's primaries showed one thing...any of my Democrats who diss Rethug pin up Sarah Palin and discount her influence are definitely up the wrong tree and could be headed for a nasty fall.
The primates at Slate and the Politico made that mistake, running stories about how Palin's influence was fading and all her endorsements were gonna go down in flames.
OK, they don't like Palin so they were projecting. But in the politics racket, the banana you haven't gotten your paws on yet ain't gonna be breakfast, and yapping about it before it happens can embarrass you...which is what happened here.
Every one of her endorsements finished in the money,especially some little known Anchorage Tea Party nebbish named Joe Miller who ran for Senator in the ReThug primary against incumbent Lisa Murkowski.
A lot of the Donkeys were high fiving each other, laughing at Palin and predicting that Miller was gonna get stomped like a rat running in front of an elephant stampede.
Instead, when the dust settled, Miller was on top by a couple thousand votes and looks to take the nomination with 98% of the votes counted...and since it's Alaska, he's almost a shoo in for the senate seat.
Palin give him a few shekels out of her Pac,made some speeches and recorded a robo-call for Miller.(and no,primates, I didn't hear the call so I don't know if she talked dirty...whooo hee hee hee hee!) Anyway, Miller credits her with making the difference. She did, no doubt about it.
The Palin-Murkowski thing goes back a ways from what my sources tell me,probably back to when Murkowski's dad appointed her to the Senate seat Palin thought she had a shot at. So this has the aroma of a pretty entertaining cat fight.
But the point is that whatever else my Democrats are gonna say about Sarah Palin, they gotta admit that she's to be reckoned with.
It remains to be seen whether Palin's appeal crosses party lines, but only a deranged baboon would make book that it won't.
In the political jungle, this Monkey can tell you that Sarah Palin is gonna be one beast that needs watching...and not just for her looks.
Weekend Monkey was a Democratic candidate for president in 2008 and is JoshuaPundit's political Guru. He can be reached for personal appearances,freebies and other interesting offers at email@example.com