The left wing, anti-Palin, pro-Obama Salt Lake Tribune was forced to admit Tuesday that Gov. Palin's Monday endorsement of Morgan Philpot for Congress in Utah's 2nd Congressional District has increased the traffic on the Republican Candidate's website:
The former Alaska governor and vice presidential nominee — not to mention tea party idol — dropped Philpot’s name onto her Facebook fan page with an endorsement and a link to Philpot’s website. That alone generated a spike of hits on the Philpot campaign site, according to campaign manager Lyall Swim.The Trib's Oct. 17, 2008, editorial endorsing Obama read like it was written by the DNC, all the way down to its reprehensible smears of the governor. How's all that hope and change working out for you now, Trib?
Swim said the Palin nod had been in the works “for a few months” and gathered steam in recent days when a Utah Policy Poll showed Matheson’s support below 50 percent. He also said conservative commentator Dick Morris served as a facilitator between Palin’s people and the Philpot camp.