This past week was Sarah Palin unplugged. Unfortunately for the Alaska governor, by most accounts she didn’t help herself.
Among all the interviews she gave, the one with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday was the most jaw dropping, especially her remarks about Sen. Ted Stevens. Remember, after Sen. Stevens was convicted of seven felony counts of corruption, Palin refused to say if she would be voting for his reelection.
But during her interview with Blitzer, Palin said that Sen. Stevens’s future is in the hands of the Senate, many of whom have promised an expulsion.
Except there’s one thing Gov. Palin — the voters of Alaska haven’t re-elected Sen. Stevens, nor have they elected his opponent Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich. The future of Sen. Stevens is still in the hands of the voters of Alaska and Judge Emmit Sullivan.
At the moment she made this claim on Wednesday, the AP was reporting that over 90,000 ballots were yet to be counted and Stevens held a 3,000 vote lead. As of today, there are over 30,000 ballots left to be counted and currently Begich is ahead in the ballot counting by over 1,000 votes.
But we must remember Gov. Palin lives in a different world from the rest of us. What’s most disturbing is that the media haven’t called her out when she makes such brazen misstatements and worse is that the majority of Republicans believe she is the future of the GOP.
The media, the GOP, Alaska and the U.S. Senate can do better.