It wasn't exactly a reunion of the Beatles, but judging by the rock-star reception she received, it came pretty close.
Sarah Palin came to Arizona today to campaign for her 2008 ticket-mate, John McCain, who is facing his first serious Republican primary challenge of his Senate career. McCain is opposed in the Aug. 24 primary by former Rep. J.D. Hayworth, who is accusing McCain of being insufficiently conservative.
It's the first time McCain and Palin shared the same stage since the presidential campaign. The crowd at the Pima County Fairgrounds in Tucson gave Palin, the darling of conservatives everywhere, a thunderous reception.
I watched today's event on CNN. They carried Palin's speech in full; McCain was early in his remarks when they pulled away from him to offer analysis.
There's no question who the star was at the event.
And two, it did surprise me a bit when McCain pledged that Republicans would regain control of Congress on "November 10th." To the best of my knowledge, Election Day this year is Nov. 2.
Maybe it was the latest version of the old trick; you know, Republicans should vote on Nov. 2 and Democrats vote on Nov. 10?
But don't take my word on this. Here's McCain on his calendar flub:
McCain Can't Wait For November 10th