If you live in Alaska and your last name is Murkowski, odds are, Sarah Palin has her eye on your job.
Doesn't matter what that is. She'll happily take your job igloo construction. She'll walk away with your job as a penguin shepherd without blinking an eye. She'll start collecting your paychecks for tracking abominable snowmen before you even know what happened.
And, if you happen to have a high profile job in public service, just forget it…
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a Republican, is up for reelection in 2010. And, Politico reports, she's warning Palin to keep out of the race. "I can guarantee it would be a very tough election," Murkowski told Politico. "If she wants to be president, I don't think the way to the presidency is a short stop in the United States Senate."
If Palin does enter the senatorial race in two years and does somehow manage to convince a bunch of people that she's got the chops for politics on a national stage (sounds crazy, right?) and does somehow manage to win Senator Murkowski's seat, it wouldn't be the first time Palin stole a position from someone in her family.
Two years ago, she took the senator's father Frank Murkowski's job as governor of Alaska.
So, what does Gov. Palin have against the Murkowski family? It's hard to say. But we do know from experience that Palin has a history of preying on the weak.
And the weak-minded.
Tags: Alaska, Frank Murkowski, Lisa Murkowski, Sarah Palin, Senate