As we discussed yesterday, the election, while certainly bad for the Democrats, doesn’t really indicate what could be considered a Republican mandate. But that fact doesn’t seem to stop politicians and pundits from making the claim. And it certainly doesn’t stop demagogues from taking credit. And that’s what we’re seeing right now.
Yesterday, in the wake of the Republican win, when everyone else in the country was reflecting on the results and what they meant, Sarah Palin unveiled a new, national ad campaign, in which she essentially takes ownership of the victories, as though they happened because of a revolution that she’d set in motion — this, in spite of the fact that the candidates she invested the most in, lost horribly. Among those candidates with the Palin Seal of Approval were; Sharron Angle in Nevada, Christine O’Donnell in Delaware, Carly FIorina in California, Tom Tancredo in Colorado, and John Raese in West Virginia, all of whom lost miserably. And, let’s not forget that Palin’s biggest political rival in her home state of Alaska, Lisa Murkowski, just beat Palin pal Joe Miller by about 10-points, AS A WRITE-IN candidate for Senate. And yet Palin has the balls to come out and claim credit. You really have to respect her chutzpah… if nothing else.
Here’s the ad. Let me know know what you think: