Video: Media's new favorite Republican breaks her silence

Naturally, not a single question is asked about how she repaid the GOP’s $900,000 investment in her campaign by endorsing a Democrat — not even when she mentions the need for a “unified party.” In fact, she actually has the nerve to say, “We need leadership that’s going to make sure the party is strong going forward.” Leadership … like the party bosses who decided that what a reliably Republican district really needed was a left-of-center moderate?

Note her emphasis on knowledge of local issues trumping party ideology, which was her one and only advantage over Hoffman. According to a conservative pollster, his weak handle on district concerns really did end up hurting him. As, of course, did her endorsement.