A reader writes:

Pace Fred Barnes, I don't think that Sarah Palin could beat "Nick" Begich in 2014 even though he's been dead for decades.  Nick Begich was one of the first prominent politicians in the state of Alaska, and his son, Mark, has carried on in his footsteps.

Sounds like Sarah Palin's supporters are as informed about Alaskan politics as Sarah herself.  She was never interested in the details of governing, and Fred Barnes didn't do his basic Alaskan political homework.  I notice that the name is now corrected, reads Mark Begich, so I suppose one of the rabid Palin supporters in Alaska or elsewhere pointed out to him that he had the name wrong.  They've been gunning for Mark Begich since he was elected.  And there's no love lost between Begich and Palin, though he deserves credit for not maligning her decision -- not that he's going to get it.

Can we make her go away now?

The only thing that will make her go away is the truth. Good luck with that.

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