Two Republican governors asked to meet with Sarah Palin today at the Anchorage airport, says Palin spokesman Curtis Smith.
The first meeting fell through - she was supposed to talk with Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, but Romney didn’t make it. A meeting with Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt is still on for later tonight, Smith said.
He said it’s unclear why the governors want to talk with Palin, but here’s why it’s worth a second look: Romney is chairman of the Republican Governors Association, which exists primarily to get Republicans elected and keep them in office.
The RGA could be an important ally for Palin -- who is now busy fund-raising -- because it’s willing to spend money. On Friday, for example, the Association announced it would funnel $750,000 into ads in Michigan, where Republican Dick DeVos is challenging Democrat incumbent Jennifer Granholm.
The RGA sent out a press release the day after Palin’s win in the primary, congratulating her on the victory. According to the Association Web site - which today features a picture of Palin on its front page - donating to the RGA helps support “governors and gubernatorial candidates in the critical areas of message development, polling, TV and radio, and voter identification and direct financial support.