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Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 01/16/2011

"Worst Week in Washington"winner: Sarah Palin

By Chris Cillizza

Sometimes picking the winner of the "Worst Week in Washington" is tough. And, sometimes it's very, very easy.

This week was an example of the latter as former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) dominated the headlines -- and not in a good way -- with her statement, released Wednesday morning, on the shootings in Tucson.

The statement seemed defensive, taking what could have been a real moment for her -- she was clearly wronged by being blamed in any way for the shootings -- and turning it into, at best, a missed opportunity.

As we wrote for the Sunday newspaper:

"The episode reinforced the notion that Palin is still teetering between conservative celebrity (a la Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck) and serious politician. Her actions suggest that she is more comfortable in the former camp, which is fine -- unless you'd like to be elected president of the United States someday."

You can read the whole piece here.

By Chris Cillizza  | January 16, 2011; 10:20 AM ET
Categories:  Worst Week in Washington  
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