Palin vs. Begich: `Cheers Us Up’

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Sarah Palin, former Governor of Alaska, speaks at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on March 16, 2013.

Sarah Palin for Senate.

Or at least Sarah Palin for speaking tours.

Either way, ratcheting up the rhetoric against Alaska’s Sen. Mark Begich has to help Palin’s cause, be it a race for his seat or better bookings for herself.

Palin launched a four-barrel Facebook and Twitter attack on Begich today, two days after suggesting she might challenge him next year.

She bills him as “Mark Begich — Alaskan Chameleon (an endangered species),” quoting a columnist for the Anchorage Daily News on the “repentant liberal yearning for rebirth as a Moderate Republican.”

She says Begich, a first-term senator with no apparent challenger for reelection next year, yet, votes with New York’s Sen. Chuck Schumer 91 percent of the time, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid 89 percent (never mind that Begich was one of four Senate Democrats who helped kill the background checks for gun-buyers that Schumer and Reid were promoting.)

`Begich has voted for Obamacare, amnesty for illegals, tax hikes, abortion rights,” she adds, accusing him of “playing of the ol’ Washington political game.”

Begich has noted that Palin’s resume includes an unfinished term as governor — she quit mid-way — in addition to losing her party’s bid for the White House on a ticket with Sen. John McCain of Arizona in 2008. Palin “quit on Alaska,” Begich told Politico this week, and has “lost touch” with Alaskans. Begich even questioned her residency — though not her  citizenship.

Music to Palin’s ears.

“It cheers us up and gives us good opportunity to remind Alaskans just how loyal to the Obama agenda you have been,” Palin writes. “Many hope to see great changes for our great state following the upcoming 2014 election.” “Margaret Thatcher used to say, ‘I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left,’” Palin writes. “Mark, after looking at your voting record I can see why you are looking for a distraction.”

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