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."
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In the wake of his hard-fought and high-priced primary victory over Tea Party darling JD Hayworth, a lot of pundits are accusing John McCain of turning his back on his principles and shedding every last thread of his dignity all in a desperate attempt to keep his Senate seat. But that's unfair and simply not true. John McCain turned his back on his principles and shed every last thread of his dignity in a desperate attempt to become President.
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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.
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