"When she walks in a room, folks just explode," runoff winner Senator Saxby Chambliss told Fox News, giving credit where credit was due to the shining star of the Grand Old Party, Sarah Palin, above (and below) stumping for Chambliss Tuesday morning in Augusta.
"The RATS are so busy preening and congratulating themselves, they have no idea what magic is being worked among the few Republicans who aren't stupid," imails our sis — with reference to our previous Fred-loves-Sarah-loves-Fred post — during a Wednesday afternoon online Ladies Luncheon:
We: It looks like I may have tossed the Fred Thompson hats too soon. Fortunately, Tuck hasn't actually thrown them out with the rubbish yet.
She: I certainly didn't throw MINE out!!! It's right here in the room with me. I may even don it. Why would you even think of throwing it away? It's still a hat.
We: A daring rescue from the basement trash bin! I am one of little faith, but hearing that he and Sarah are working together revived my spirits. And you are so right about the distinction "the few Republicans who aren't stupid" [Yes you, Northeast Corridor Conservatives].
She: Almost unheard of, she is a Superstar with BRAINS! (not to mention, LEGS!) They savaged her, and are trying hard to dismiss her, but it won't work. She will not be left for dead. The best thing to do is forge quietly ahead with all her positiveness, and pay no mind to the RATS. They will have plenty of hanging-themselves opportunities.
Fresh off his victory over challenger Jim Martin in the Georgia Senate runoff, told FOX News Wednesday that campaign trail appearances by Sarah Palin helped put him over the top …
"Sarah Palin came in on the last day, did a fly-around and, man, she was dynamite. We packed the houses everywhere we went. And it really did allow us to peak and get our base fired up," Chambliss said.
"I mean, I can't overstate the impact she had down here," he continued. "When she walks in a room, folks just explode. And they really did pack the house everywhere we went. She's a dynamic lady, a great administrator, and I think she's got a great future in the Republican Party."
Chambliss' victory prevents Democrats from building a 60-seat filibuster-proof majority in the Senate. The only unresolved Senate race is in Minnesota, where a recount is underway to determine whether Republican Sen. Norm Coleman or Democratic challenger Al Franken will take the seat.
Thank you, Sarah, for keeping the filibuster option on the table and throwing the Democrats off balance.
Update: Babe keeps Tuck off balance during Turkey Day Redux, the meal that keeps on giving.
Update III: "Exploding folks," headlines copywriter extraordinaire TigerHawk.