The TV image is powerful and entirely jaw-dropping. As for Bittergate, there is no reason to dredge up her last job, rather than note her current one, unless the purpose is to slur, diminish and insult her background. The implication is that she is a hick from nowhere. Again: this was her former job, not her current one.
What’s more — they should have waited for the speech where now everyone understands that gee, she’s a governor with a pretty good record. Others seem to agree.