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Oh man, this new video from Sarah Palin's PAC:

It's basically two minutes of Sarah Palin trying to recapture her "maverick" image combined with clips of various media figures and politicians declaring that she is the most powerful force in conservative politics since ever. She's called "conservative," "fearless," "principled," and "superstar" by the likes of Fox's Megyn Kelly and Sen. Ted "Calgary" Cruz of Texas. She even rolls video of MSNBC's Chris Matthews to establish her relevance: "The bottom line is she still has clout," he says.

Palin takes aim at the president, but much of her video is actually focused on going after the GOP, particular those trying to "rebrand" the party. Instead of trying to put lipstick on the pig, she suggests Republicans should clean house, dumping establishment candidates and going for a new slate of outsiders from places like "PTAs" and "tea party rallies."

"The next election is 20 months away," she says. "The last thing we need is Washington, D.C. vetting our candidates." But if not D.C., then who should do the vetting? Well, the very next clip in the video is of Ted Cruz saying that Sarah Palin put him in the U.S. Senate, so apparently the answer is none other than the candidate Republicans forgot to vet in 2008: Sarah Palin herself.

Originally posted to The Jed Report on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 12:47 PM PDT.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

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