(NORFOLK, VA.) - Barack Obama has been trying to figure out how to deal with Sarah Palin's newfound popularity for almost two weeks now. He has ripped into her on the "Bridge to Nowhere" and earmarks, but the campaign doesn't think this is enough.
This morning the Obama campaign announced the launch of "Alaska Mythbusters" – a group of Obama supporters who have worked with or ran against Palin.
Former Gov. Tony Knowles, D-Alaska, and Mayor Bob Weinstein of Ketchikan, the Alaska city that was the planned site of the "Bridge to Nowhere", will host a conference call with reporters to discuss Palin's record later today. Knowles, who endorsed Obama in December, lost to Palin in the Alaska gubernatorial race in 2006.
Yesterday, the McCain campaign launched the "Truth Squad" – a group that has a similar concept to the "Mythbusters" but with a different agenda.
The "Squad's" duty is to combat misperceptions and rumors about Palin. They hit back at Obama last night for comparing the McCain-Palin ticket to "putting lipstick on a pig."