‘Sarah Dude’ population forms deep bonds with Palin

Posted on November 4, 2008 

‘Sarah Dude’ population forms deep bonds with Palin

“You rock me out, Sarah,” yelled one man, wearing a red-checked hunting jacket as Palin, the Republican vice-presidential candidate, strode into an airplane hangar here on Thursday. He held a homemade “Dudes for Sarah” sign and wore a National Rifle Association hat.

Kenny Loggins’s “Danger Zone” blared over the loudspeakers, and the man even danced a little – yes, a guy in an NRA hat dancing in a hangar, kind of a Sarah Palin rally thing.

“I feel like I’m at home,” Palin said, looking out at a boisterous crowd of about 6,000. “I see the Carhartts and the steel-toed boots,” she said, the first reference being to a clothing brand favored by construction workers and the burly types who make up much of the “Sarah Dude” population. “You guys are great,” she said while signing autographs.

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