OCTOBER 5, 2008
Sarah Palin said at a hastily scheduled Sunday night rally in this
solidly red state that the decision to come here was hers alone and was
not the defensive move by her campaign to lock up Nebraska’s 2nd
Congressional District that many pundits have suggested.
“The pundits today on TV—one of them was saying, check out the vice
president’s schedule, check out where she’s going — she’s going to
Nebraska,” Palin said.
“But the pundit was saying the only reason she’d be going there is
‘cause they’re scared, so they gotta go there and shore up votes. And I
so wanted to reach into that TV and say no, I’m going to Nebraska
because I want to go to Nebraska."
Nebraska is one of only two states that splits its Electoral
College votes, and the Obama campaign is making a serious play for the
solidly-Republican 2nd Congressional District, which is represented by
Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb. But Palin suggested that the obvious political
ramifications had nothing to do with her decision to come here.
“And you can ask — and probably the reporters will ask — the top
dogs in our campaign why am I in Nebraska, and it’s truly because I
asked to come to the heartland of America today,” she said.
So this was supposedly something like... sightseeing? I don't even know what to make of it.