October Surprise?

Believe it or not, there really is other news besides the collapse of the American economy circulating on the Internet and the blogosphere.

Well, maybe not news yet, but certainly good juicy rumors. And they all concern the Republican’s anticipated October Surprise.

Have you thought about what it would be? Did you think maybe it would be bomb, bomb, bomb – bomb Iran? Or maybe the capture of Osama bin Laden? Maybe the removal of Sarah Palin from the ticket?
Nope – none of those (at least not yet!).
The October Surprise is probably going to be THE WEDDING.
Yep the long-anticipated joining together in holy matrimony of Bristol Palin and her “ice-hockey-playing fiancé” sometime before the Nov. 4th election.
Or so Sarah Baxter, the Washington correspondent of the Times of London speculates in her recent column.

“Inside John McCain’s campaign the expectation is growing that there will be a popularity boosting pre-election wedding in Alaska between Bristol Palin, 17, and Levi Johnston, 18, her schoolmate and father of her baby. “It would be fantastic,” said a McCain insider. “You would have every TV camera there. The entire country would be watching. It would shut down the race for a week.” There is already some urgency to the wedding as Bristol, who is six months pregnant, may not want to walk down the aisle too close to her date of delivery. She turns 18 on October 18, a respectable age for a bride…”

New York magazine’s Daily Intel column also picked up on the Baxter story.

I am so sure that this will be reality that I would bet my stock portfolio on it – that is if I had anything left in my stock portfolio. I don’t believe any person or party is as ready to initiate such a self-serving publicity stunt as the McCain/Palin team.
When substance fails go for for the People Magazine cover.

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