• Sarah Palin Has Some Things to Say About Todd Akin

    Sarah PalinPlease forgive me. I know I should not feed the Palins. But I'm weak! I just love when she opens her mouth and things come out of it. Because those things are almost always very very funny.

    Take for example this fantastic little piece of Palinalia, in which she simultaneously manages to gloat over the downfall of a Republican candidate that did not get her official stamp of approval and offer the most ironically unPalinesque advice ever uttered by a Palin

    "This is not going in his favor," Palin said in an interview with Fox News' Greta Von Susteren Tuesday. "So you have to step aside from self, from your self-desire to get in there and serve and do what you believe is right, and you have to, in a sense, take one for the team. And you have to step aside. Hand the mantle to someone else."

    Palin's remarks amount to a big "I told you so" to her fellow Tea Party conservatives. The former Alaska governor  endorsed Akin's primary opponent Sarah Steelman in Missouri's Republican Senate primary, breaking with several major Tea Party groups who heavily favored Akin. Steelman, a former state treasurer, came in third in the primary with 29% of the vote, behind Akin and businessman John Brunner.

    Okay, so first off, yes I know that she is uniquely qualified to offer council on quitting something that's only part-way completed. She's got that part for sure! It's that other part about stepping aside from self-desire and taking one for the team that seems somewhat outside her field of expertise.

    Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images News/Getty Images

    Tags: Missouri, Republicans, Sarah Palin, Senate, Todd Akin


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