Sarah Palin is being blamed by Republicans for their failure to gain a majority in the U.S. Senate. Politico noticed Roll Call Executive Editor (and Fox News contributor) Mort Kondracke's remarks at a midterm election review meeting, which was held in D.C.'s Ronald Reagan Building, which is considered Sacred Ground by the likes of Sarah Palin:
“The people who got slapped the hardest in this election — besides Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama — are Jim DeMint and Sarah Palin,” he said. “Jim DeMint and Sarah Palin are responsible for the fact that the Senate did not go Republican. They’re the ones who are responsible for Christine O’Donnell. They’re the ones who are responsible for Joe Miller in Alaska. They’re the ones who are responsible for Ken Buck in Colorado. They’re the ones who are responsible for Sharron Angle in Nevada.”
Kondracke called Miller, O'Donnell, Buck and Angle "characters." And for the coup de grâce, Politico reported that Kondracke said of the Palin's prospects for becoming the Republicans' nominee in 2012:
"She's a joke even within her own party," Kondracke said. "The idea that she would be the presidential nominee is unthinkable."
Here is the C-SPAN video of Kondracke's remarks: