In a story today on the opening of Barack Obama’s state office in North Little Rock, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette tips a hat to the Arkansas Project’s “Rumor Mongering” item from Tuesday about a possible Natural State touchdown by GOP VP candidate Sarah Palin:
Obama last visited Arkansas during Gov. Mike Beebe’s 2006 campaign.
Meanwhile, McCain has visited twice this year alone, primarily for fundraisers. And a conservative blog on Tuesday suggested that state Republicans are preparing for a visit by Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, McCain’s running mate.
“First report I heard was ‘in October,’” David Kinkade, former spokesman for Beebe’s Republican opponent, wrote on The Arkansas Project Web site. “But date is thus far indeterminate.”
The blog acknowledged it was engaging in “rumor mongering.”
Is this what it’s come to, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette? Reporting on rumors being spread by a third-rate state political blog? O tempora! O mores!
Oh, well. At the very least, we can use this as a test case for the Arkansas Project’s reliability. If Palin never makes it to Arkansas, bad news for me. If she shows up, I shall bask in triumphalism knowing that I have achieved “credibility.”
No, I’m just kidding. I know this blog doesn’t have any credibility. Frankly, I have no idea why you keep reading it.