Quote of the Day: Just a Coincidence, Folks

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From a spokesman for the rally in Anchorage this weekend being staged by Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin:

Event promoter Christopher Cox says the 9/11 date is a coincidence. Cox originally eyed Sept. 4, but didn’t want to compete with the Alaska State Fair.

Roger that. The fiddle contest and the quarterfinals of the Alaska’s Got Talent competition were on the 4th, and you’d have to be pretty full of yourself to try competing with that. 9/11 was a more modest choice all the way around.

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