Illinois Rep. Mark Kirk penned a memo to Republican poobah Fred Malek hoping to secure an endorsement from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for his Senate candidacy, according to a copy of the memo obtained by the Fix.Update: Commentary from Ed Morrissey at Hot Air. As for our own opinion, we think Sarah would indeed have to have a lot of forgiveness in her heart to endorse a Vichy Republican like Kirk who didn't think that she was the right choice to be John McCain's running mate.
After noting that Palin will be in Chicago later this month to appear on "Oprah", Kirk writes that "the Chicago media will focus on one key issue: Does Gov[ernor] Palin oppose Congressman Mark Kirk's bid to take the Obama Senate seat for the Republicans?"
Kirk goes on to write that he is hoping for something "quick and decisive" from Palin about the race, perhaps to the effect of: "Voters in Illinois have a key opportunity to take Barack Obama's Senate seat. Congressman Kirk is the lead candidate to do that."
Malek confirmed the authenticity of the memo in an e-mail exchange with the Fix
Beg, Kirk, beg. Now lie down. Roll over, boy. Now sit. Sit, Kirk, sit. Good dog! Someone give him a bone...