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Palin hits 'Barack Hussein Obama'

By Howard Kurtz  | September 23, 2010; 8:09 PM ET
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She's trying to bait the Obama Adminstration into attacking her in a desperation play.

Both administration officials and the "professional left" have more or less been urging the White House to finally go after her to motivate their base for the midterms. Marc Ambinder floated the idea earlier this week, and Public Policy Polling produce a report from cherry-picked data stating that Palin has a "65%" disapproval among national undecideds, and suggested that attacking Palin could push some Dems in close races across the finish line.

Her thinking is that if she can get the White House to attack her over something as benign and inoffensive as using the President's middle name, then she can use the run up to Nov 2 for free press coverage, and she'll get most, if not all of the credit if the Republicans take over.

The massive onslaught of press coverage will also give her an all-expense-paid audience to both angry moderates and recalcitrant independents, and she'll use the opportunity to show off her policy chops in an attempt to expand her donor base.

She'll probably rake in millions in contributions to SarahPac, and probably will also snatch up some of Gingrich's donors, and most of Huckleberry's.

Posted by: antonydupuy | September 23, 2010 8:50 PM | Report abuse

Well, it is his name isn't it? Barack Hussein Obama...see what I did there?

Posted by: d1carter | September 23, 2010 9:15 PM | Report abuse

Barack Hussein Obama, mmm mmm mmm
It is his name. I smile every time I see the liberals comment on Palin. They are so scared of her. The lib doth protest too much.

Posted by: Steve863 | September 24, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Has anyone ever noticed that libs are always the ones with their hands out wanting someone to "give" them something for nothing. Economics 101, as any person with a half a brain knows, you never get something for nothing, ever.

Posted by: wat61 | September 24, 2010 9:45 PM | Report abuse

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