Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Veep Biden Can't Draw Flies, Washed Up Palin Packs The House

Thanks to Flopping Aces for the find...

"Biden Has Town Hall Meeting in PA... Only 100 Show-up"

Biden fails to draw crowd in Erie
By Selena Zito
Pittsburg Tribune
Posted July 1, 2009 11 :29 AM

Wattsburg, Pa. — Vice President Joe Biden visited a small town on the outskirts of Erie today to talk to rural folks about federal stimulus money that can be used to expand broadband access to the Internet for rural areas that typically have poor connections.

Apparently stimulus money and broadband are not all that interesting to the local folk here: Only around 100 or so people have showed up so far to hear Biden talk at noon at Seneca High School off Route 8 in Wattsburg.

The room looked so sparse that about 30 or so chairs were removed by volunteers to give the illusion of a full house.

The effect didn’t exactly work.
Pittsburgh native and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Congresswoman Kathy Dahlkemper are also on hand to talk about access to high speed internet as an essential tool for success in business and in school in our struggling economy."

Mike's America asks the 100 dollar question- "The Vice President, the Secretary of Agriculture, a PA native, and the local Congresscritter and they couldn’t scare up more than 100 people?

"How many of those 100 were from the news media?"

Contrast the above with this:

"More than 20,000 people turned out to see Palin lead a parade through downtown Auburn and sign a proclamation honoring Seward, the 19th-century Secretary of State who negotiated the $7.2 million deal with Russia for Alaska, which is celebrating its 50th year of statehood."

And the talking heads think Sarah Palin is washed up?


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