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Hurricane Palin: blowing on to 2012

By James Crabtree  

Conservative darling Sarah Palin has been hitting the headlines again. Last month Wasilla’s ex-mayor showed she still had that certain touch, with a deft intervention in the race for New York’s safely Republican 23rd congressional district. Palin backed an ultra-conservative candidate against her party’s official pick, moderate Dede Scozzafava. Scozzafava promptly quit, and endorsed the Democratic candidate, who proceeded to win handsomely, the first time a Democrat had won in more than a century.

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