The Washington Post has a story titled ‘Scozzafava’ turns into epithet with the offensive deck headline: “It’s a Grand Old Purging as moderate’s ouster spotlights Republican dysfunction.”
Actually, the Republican dysfunction was supporting this turncoat — someone who, the article makes it sound, endorsed the Democrat because she was emotionally very fragile and the Democrats were nicer to her.
At her desk, with a fuzzy elephant face down on a bookshelf behind her, she recalled the exhausting end days of her campaign. Violet semicircles hung below her teary eyes as she recounted how Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck and other conservative leaders excoriated her for less-than-orthodox positions on gay rights, abortion and organized labor.
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The conservative movement’s third-party candidate, Doug Hoffman, expected her support but, she said, the newcomer accountant “had no integrity.” Plus, the Democrats were so nice! They called. They sympathized. They made her feel good about tossing her support to Bill Owens, who — with her help — became the area’s first Democratic representative in more than a century.
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Around 6 p.m., she and her husband pulled over at a Stewart’s convenience store on the rainy drive home from her Watertown campaign office. An aide called with dismal poll numbers. For hours, they sat, with Scozzafava staring at the windshield wipers going back and forth. Her husband counted the people using the convenience store’s ATM to pass the time. Mostly, she just cried.
I “love” the “scare quotes” used here:
She heard through friends that Palin insinuated she had been “anointed” by a “political machine” because county chairs handpicked her as the nominee.
In other words, Palin insinuated she had been “anointed” by a “political machine” because she had been anointed by a political machine.
Guess what? She’s thinking of running as a Republican again:
Scozzafava, who was stripped of her Republican leadership position in the New York State Assembly on Monday, says she has no regrets and even leaves open the possibility of running for the seat again as a Republican. She sees herself as a champion of local expertise over ideological purity.
“How can Sarah Palin come out and endorse someone who can’t answer some basic questions,” Scozzafava asked. “Do these people even know who they are endorsing?”
Those conservative forces now descend on Florida [note the loaded language: “forces” and “descend” — P], where former House speaker Marco Rubio, who on Monday received the endorsement of the Club for Growth, might shove aside [again note the terminology used — P] centrist Gov. Charlie Crist, who was once on John McCain’s short list for running mate. And Scozzafava has a warning.
“There is a lot of us who consider ourselves Republicans, of the Party of Lincoln,” she said, her face now flush. “If they don’t want us with them, we’re going to work against them.”
Hey, whiny teary person! Republicans gave you a lot of money. Then you endorsed the Democrat. In effect, Republicans gave money to the Democrat. You will never run and win as a Republican again. E-ver. No matter how many tears you shed or how flush your face becomes, your betrayal will not be forgotten — and the fact that you think it would be merely highlights how clueless you are.