From RS McCain of AmSpec:
When the Soros-backed online group MoveOn.org wants to strike contribution-inducing fear in the hearts of its liberal e-mail list, they know whose name to use:
Warning: A bizarre House race in upstate New York could end up giving a big national boost to Sarah Palin and the far right, and endangering health care reform in the House.
Here’s how: In a three-way race, Doug Hoffman, a right-wing third party candidate, has gotten Sarah Palin’s endorsement and become a cause célèbre for the far-right fringe. . . .
The right-wing teabagger activists who spent the summer disrupting town halls are showering Hoffman with donations and volunteers. And, unfortunately, it’s working. . . .
If Hoffman wins, teabaggers and hate groups will have their own representative in Congress. The far right will be emboldened. And a victory for an anti-reform teabagger just before the big health care votes will send exactly the wrong message to Democrats who are nervous about their own re-election. . . .
It would dramatically strengthen the Sarah Palin wing of the Republican party. . . .