GOP nominee endorses Democrat after stepping aside under pressure from right - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room
That sound you hear is Newt Gingrich's chosen candidate in NY-23 screwing him up the ass. Or, if you prefer, putting an end to his minimal chances to be elected President of the United States.
Truth told, she probably has more in common with the Democrat. The question becomes, however, whether the goal of the Republican Party is to fill seats with people who just happen to have put an R after their name for awhile (Arlen? Your office ic calling.) or whether the goal is to advance a conservative agenda.
Color this one a win for Palin et al and a definite loss for the Republican establishment.