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Sarah Palin’s Facebook endorsement

This isn’t Sarah Palin. I just wanted to make sure you saw this picture. (Chuck Burton/AP)

On Facebook.

Less than two days before the election.

But hey, it’s the thought that counts.

And frankly, this is the endorsement equivalent of an e-card.

As a friend of mine once quipped, “Nothing says, ‘I completely and entirely forgot’ like an e-card.”

On her Facebook page, the former Alaska governor wrote: “This Tuesday our country’s future is in our hands. What’s past is prologue. We know what we will get from a second Obama term because we’ve all endured his first term. We know how well he kept his 2008 campaign promises. Do we really believe he’ll keep his 2012 promises?”

She continues in this vein for some time, finally making it to Mitt Romney five paragraphs before the end, noting, “Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have offered a credible alternative to Barack Obama’s failed policies. Governor Romney understands how the free market works. His pro-growth economic policies will benefit all Americans. He has promised to move us toward energy independence, deficit reduction, and responsible entitlement reform that honors our commitment to our seniors and keeps faith with future generations. Governor Romney deserves a chance to lead. President Obama had his chance. He’s failed, and we can’t afford to go backwards.”

If this were any more lukewarm, you could take uncomfortable baths in it.

This endorsement has a clear message, and that message is: “Wait, the election is tomorrow?”

Alexandra Petri writes the ComPost blog, offering a lighter take on the news and opinions of the day. She is the author of "A Field Guide to Awkward Silences".


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