• Lisa Murkowski Doesn't Support Sarah Palin for President, Partially Because They Hate Each Other, But Also Because Come On, Are You Kidding Me?

    Look, obviously, everybody knows that there is no love lost between the Murgelsky family and the Palin family. They've been Hatfield-and-McCoying it up each other since time immemorial. Or at least since newly-elected-Governor Frank Murphelsby passed over Sarah Palin as his choice to replace him in the U.S. Senate and instead chose his daughter Lisa Murtlestein. Since then, Palin has gone on to unseat Frank Mittleski as governor and attempt to replace Lisa Murplesglee in the Senate with Joe Miller. This is unconfirmed, but I have it on good authority that they do not swap Christmas cards.

    Be that as it may, does a profound dislike of another person necessarily discount a pretty right-on argument against that person's qualifications for a kind of important job? If a tree falls in the the middle of the woods and no one is around to hear it, does that mean that Sarah Palin would make a truly awful president?

    "I just do not think that she has those leadership qualities, that intellectual curiosity that allows for building good and great policies. she was my governor for two years, for just about two years there, and I don't think that she enjoyed governing. I don't think she liked to get down into the policy. I want somebody who goes to bed at night and wakes up in the morning thinking about how we are going to deal with our national security issues, how we are going to deal with our economy…"

    Of course, there's an implied "Oh, and also, fuck her."

    Tags: Alaska, Frank Murkowski, Lisa Murkowski, Sarah Palin


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