Saturday, October 11, 2008

Todd Palin at NHSA Grass Drags and Water Cross

Well, you couldn't have asked for a nicer day to race snowmobiles across open water, not a cloud to be seen.

I got there around 9:30 and helped set up the McCain/Palin table.

The crowd response was incredible, we were giving out bumper stickers and yard signs hand over fist.

It was great to talk to the people about the election, especially the two high school-aged McCain supporters from Massachusetts who dropped by. I gave them some extra stickers to take behind enemy lines when they went home. They explained to me how the kids in their school are constantly ripping the McCain/Palin signs out of their lockers. Their exact words, "Dude, it's bad down there."

Suffice to say, this was not a very Obama-friendly crowd. That's not to say Captain Acorn wasn't on some folks' minds.

Needless to say, that made my day.

"I don't think we're in Massachusetts anymore, Toto."

But enough of that, where was First Dude Todd Palin?

He spent a good chunk of the morning meeting the folks and signing autographs. And, yes, he's just as genuine and approachable a guy as you'd imagine.

What started out as a friendly encounter, soon turned hostile when Palin threw down the gauntlet.

I don't think I have to tell you who kicked whose ass at arm wrestling.

Before leaving for the day, Todd came by the McCain table, signed more autographs, and took more pictures with the folks there.

Good times.

And now, the obligatory snowmobiles on open water video clip.