Friday, October 31, 2008

More Saxby

According to the Politico, Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss has been trying to boost voter turnout in his predominately white base by claiming, "The other folks are voting."

Just in case anyone was confused about who those "other folks" are, Chambliss told the New York Times, "There has always been a rush to the polls by African-Americans early." He predicted that the crowds of early voters would motivate Republicans to turn out. "It has also got our side energized, they see what is happening," he said.

Former Sen. Max Cleland, who was beaten by Chambliss in 2002, expressed concern in an interview with the Huffington Post about a "white backlash" to Barack Obama in the South. But he also cited the "historic numbers in terms of registration, African-Americans and young people" that is changing the region's political landscape in "fundamental" ways.

Memo to Sen. Chambliss: karma can be a real bitch.

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