“Sarah Palin still can pick “˜em.” – Jennifer Rubin

SARAH PALIN BACKED the log shot, while the guys were duking it out. Today Palin congratulates Deb Fischer on a spectacular upset.

As recently as a week ago, Deb Fischer was dismissed by the establishment. Why? Because she is not part of the good old boys’ permanent political class. The message from the people of Nebraska is simple and powerful: America is looking for real change in Washington, and commonsense conservatives like Deb Fischer represent that change. I applaud Moms like Deb Fischer who are bold enough to step up and run on a conservative platform to restore America and protect our children’s future. Congratulations to the people of Nebraska. As the Huskers’ fight song goes: “The eyes of the land, upon every hand, are looking at you. Fight on for victory!”

– Sarah Palin

Rick Santorum and Club for Growth went for separate guys, while Sarah Palin’s endorsement of Deb Fischer nationalized her campaign, a phenomenon reminiscent of the power Palin used to wield back in 2010.

Fischer will face former Democratic Sen. Bob Kerrey in November.