The Republicans scored an historic victory on November 2, but New York Times columnist Frank Rich thinks former Alaska governor Sarah Palin had a dreadful election night.
Such was written in Rich's most-recent hit piece published Sunday:
If logic applied to Palin’s career trajectory, this month might have been judged dreadful for her. In an otherwise great year for Republicans she endorsed a “Star Wars” bar gaggle of anomalous and wacky losers — the former witch, Christine O’Donnell; the raging nativist, Tom Tancredo; and at least two candidates who called for armed insurrection against the government, Sharron Angle and a would-be Texas congressman, Stephen Broden, who lost by over 50 percentage points. Last week voters in Palin’s home state humiliatingly “refudiated” her protégé, Joe Miller, overturning his victory in the G.O.P. Senate primary with a write-in campaign.
How strong must your hatred for an individual be to so badly misinterpret election results?
As the Associated Press reported November 3, her midterms scorecard was quite good:
Palin's bottom-line, though, had Tuesday night as a win for her. In races called, her backed candidates won 37 of 52 House contests. She backed seven victorious gubernatorial candidates. In the Senate, she went six for 10 in races.
So strong was her showing that CBSNews.com claimed, "Palin Emerges with Even More Clout."
Politics Daily scored her win rate at 70 percent.
But all Rich could say is "dreadful."
Liberal media bias? What liberal media bias?