Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Whoa, have pigs started to fly?

The past Republican candidate for vice president of the United States, Sarah Palin, reportedly was urged to use her Political Action Committee (PAC) to help Hillary Clinton retire her campaign debt. According to MSNBC, John Coale—a wealthy Clinton donor, one-time adviser to Governor Palin and husband of FOX Network’s Greta Van Susteren—was the one doing the urging.

In as clever an approach to political bridge building as I’ve seen in ages, Mr. Coale aimed to help the governor develop a relationship with the former first family and broaden her polarized political base to include Democrats and independents. Something that Ms. Palin will need to do if she ever plans to run successfully for high national office.

Apparently, Mr. Coale’s request was met with skepticism and his request denied.

Could never have happened, of course. But, gee wiz, wouldn’t that have been a hoot?

© 2009 Russell G. Campbell


  1. It sounds like a song - "Woman to Woman" - forget it!

  2. I shan't mention that the Secretary of State shouldn't be approaching state governors for political donations, as that might be perceived as inappropriate influence peddling (Nice little state ya got here. Pity if somethin' happened to it.)

    So I won't.

  3. Who is to say that once the debt was retired, Clinton would not go back to partisan gamesmanship, without any obligation to anyone once the debt was retired?

    This is Hillary Clinton we are talking about after all.

    I have no doubt whatsoever that the Dems would turn this against the Repubs....

  4. You're probably right, kursk, but it's fun to speculate.

  5. Sarah would undoubtedly find that sucking up to Dhimmicrats would help her every bit as much as it helped McCain. Thankfully, Sarah is a good deal smarter than John.