GOP WATCH: 'Good enough for God'
Sarah Palin on writing on her hand: "If it was good enough for God, scribbling on the palm of his hand, it's good enough for me," Palin told a crowd in Canada. "She cited a line from the Bible as part of her remarks, which she said a supporter had sent her," the New York Daily News writes. "The passage, Isaiah 49:16, says, 'See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands.' 'I'm in good company,' Palin said."
"A GOP state senator with a staunch anti-gay voting record came out of the closet Monday and asked for his constituents' prayers," the New York Daily News reports. 'I am gay,' state Sen. Roy Ashburn (R-Bakersfield) said, breaking his silence on a conservative AM talk radio show based in his working-class California district. 'Those are the words that have been so difficult for me for so long.'"
Meanwhile, the DNC is a launching what it's calling a "Fight the Fear" campaign. (This is a play off from its earlier "Fight the Smears" campaign.) "If the Republicans are going to offer 'fear' tactics instead of new ideas, as we learned from their internal strategy memo is their express strategy," a DNC source said, "we are going to hold them accountable by making sure folks are aware of how they are trying to scare the American people and they have the truth." An e-mail is going out to supporters, asking them "to let us know at FightFear@DNC.org when Republican candidates or groups: Air misleading ads or offer false claims intended to poison the political debate; Incite fear of President Obama and Democratic leaders in an attempt to stir up their base; or Align themselves with the most extreme fringes of the Republican Party."