Palin robocalls in Va. gov. race

Sarah Palin is wading into the Virginia gubernatorial race, releasing a robocall presumably in support of Republican Bob McDonnell.

I say "presumably" because Palin doesn't actually use McDonnell's name anywhere in the recording, a copy of which was obtained by CNN.

“Virginia, hello, this is Sarah Palin calling to urge you to go to the polls Tuesday and vote to share our principles,” the former Alaska governor says in the call, which was provided to CNN by one Democrat who recorded it. “The eyes of America will be on Virginia and make no mistake about it, every vote counts. So don’t take anything for granted, vote your values on Tuesday, and urge your friends and family to vote, too.”

Palin's late entry into the campaign is a marked change from earlier in the summer, when the McDonnell campaign reportedly asked her to stay away.