Palin Emerges with Even More Clout - The Early Show - CBS News I mean the liberals are trying to spin this as a defeat for the tea party and Palin, but the truth is Palin came out of this smelling like a rose, while liberals are smelling worse and worse stewing in their sour grapes. This is a great day to be a conservative people. And don't even get me started about how happy I am about Ohio. Goodbye Ted! Don't let the door hit you on the way out!