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Saturday, November 7, 2009
Obama Beats Palin In New York
ThisNew York Times wrap-up makes it perfectly clear. By naming the incumbent to an administration post, the White House signaled its plan to win the 23rd congressional district for the Democrats. Local Republicans responded deftly, choosing a moderate Republican to run against Democrat Bill Owens. By driving her from the race and backing a Conservative Party carpetbagger, Sarah Palin and other rogue Republicans ensured Owens' election and played right into Barack Obama's hands.