If logic applied to Sarah Palin's career trajectory, columnist Frank Rich wrote, "this month might have been judged dreadful for her. In an otherwise great year for Republicans she endorsed a 'Star Wars' bar gaggle of anomalous and wacky losers . . . . Last week voters in Palin's home state humiliatingly 'refudiated' her protege, Joe Miller, overturning his victory in the GOP Senate primary with a write-in campaign. But logic doesn't apply to Palin. . . . In an angry time when America’s experts and elites all seem to have failed, her amateurism and liabilities are badges of honor. She has turned fallibility into a formula for success."