She must be wondering right now where it all went wrong. I suggest that a goodly portion of it can be seen via this passage from the article on the looming upset in the GOP AK-SEN primary:
Even before the results poured in, Murkowski revealed her frustration with the impact that Palin had on the race in an interview with The Daily Beast’s Shushannah Walshe, who spoke to the incumbent senator at a last-minute Murkowski rally in Wasilla.
OK, stop right there. The Daily Beast? She’s a Republican, and she’s complaining to The Daily Beast? No.
No, no, no.
They are the enemy. They hate us, and by ‘us’ I mean the GOP. Yes, they’re up on the sidebar – but I don’t bloody trust them, and neither should Murkowksi. If this lapse of judgment is diagnostic… well. No wonder it looks like she lost.