Bad, bad optics. Unless they plan to have a job fair or a canned food drive before the rally, how utterly tone deaf of Karen Handel’s campaign to plan Monday’s event with Sarah Palin for the Buckhead Intercontinental, a place most Georgians can’t afford to park their car much less eat or stay overnight. (In case you want to know, regular parking is $20, valet is $30 and a room is $159 at the low end. That’s more than many Georgia families spend a week for groceries.) Since she’s Sonny’s handpick, I’m sure he would’ve let her use that horse barn in Perry. Heck, Palin’s been there before.
I can’t even imagine the conversation in the campaign conference room when they made this boneheaded choice. To have a signature event at an elite Buckhead hotel sends the message that Handel is out of touch with everyday Georgians, many of whom are unemployed, under-employed or furloughed. It looks like her lipstick is Chanel and the handbag? Gucci.