Update: Approximately an hour after I wrote this piece, Sarah Palin was disinvited from the rally.
Is Hillary Clinton Obama’s running mate? By watching the election coverage over the past few days, it almost looks like she is.
This past weekend, Saturday Night Live opened their season premiere with a HILARIOUS video on Palin and Clinton:
Back in the real world, a couple of weeks ago, Clinton had accepted an invitation to speak at a rally to protest Mahmoud Ahmadinajad’s upcoming visit to the UN.Â Probably out of political pressure, the rallies organizers, namely Malcolm Hoenlein, felt they needed to bring a Republican to speak at the event as well (even though Clinton is a Senator from New York).
And guess who the Republicans decided to send?Â You guessed it…Sarah Palin! Can you see Iran from Alaska as well?
Well, it seems like Hillary wasn’t very happy about this decision (not that I would blame her).Â As explained perfectly in the SNL skit, Clinton does not want to be associated with Palin in the slightest.Â As a result, Clinton has canceled her appearance at the rally.
Now, we are in that really awkward stage where no one really knows what to do.Â The rally organizers are in a really tough spot.Â They unintentionally made this nonpartisan event partisan by inviting Palin.
So, they could either disinvite Palin (a move that would piss off a lot of Republicans), or they could invite someone from the Obama camp, further perverting an event that shouldn’t have been partisan in the first place.
One organization, JStreet,Â a “pro-Israel, pro-peace” organization, has started an online petition asking the organizers of the event to disinvite Palin.Â I just received an e-mail that claims that over 17,000 people have already signed it.