Midterm elections rarely get as interesting as they've gotten this year in Nevada, Alaska and Delaware. Which is to say, midterm elections rarely get interesting…
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Ain't no party like a Twitter Tea Party cause a Twitter Tea Party is limited to 140 characters. Your midterm fix from the twitterverse:
Sharron Angle and nerdy white boys: both really good at imagining high schools girls are 'a little more Asian' than they actually are.
Praise be to the Aqua Buddha that Paul and Conway are going through with their final debate. Now we just need to tell everyone in Kentucky what a television is and everything will be perfect!
Tags: Christine O’Donnell, Clarence Thomas, James T. Conway, Jerry Brown, Joe Miller, Lizz Winstead, Meg Whitman, Rand Paul, Sharron Angle, Tea Party, Tworld News
Hey, this thing with Tea Party candidates running away from reporters, it's getting kind of old. Am I right? That's why it's kind of nice to see that Sarah Palin's old friend — and Alaska's next senator in all likelihood — Joe Miller is manning up and putting an end to the practice, in his campaign at least.
Oh, wait, no. He's not answering questions. That would be absurd. No, he's having reporters arrested by his personal magic Joe Miller police squad…
An Alaska editor was "arrested" and handcuffed by bodyguards of Tea Party Senate candidate Joe Miller as the journalist attempted to ask Miller questions following a public event. Tony Hopfinger of the Alaska Dispatch was cuffed and held by the guards in the hallway of a public middle school where the event occurred. The editor was finally released after Anchorage cops ordered the guards to do so. The guards claimed Hopfinger had "trespassed" on the town hall meeting at the school organized by the Miller campaign and that he "shoved" one of the guards.
As reporters attempted to question Hopfinger on the scene, they were also threatened with arrest for trespassing, and confrontations with journalists by guards included "chest bumps" and "shoving matches" at the "bizarre school scene," reports the Anchorage Daily News. The guards confiscated Hopfinger's video camera, and he said a section recording his confrontation with the guards had been erased. A statement from Miller said that the "liberal blogger lost it" at the town hall meeting during a deliberate "publicity stunt."
Come on! What was Miller's policemen gonna do? Not arrest the guy? He was obviously carrying questions. Deadly dangerous questions. You have to exercise a zero-tolerance policy with this kind of radical behavior.
Tags: Alaska, Joe Miller, Senate
A brand new model of Republican politics is emerging this election cycle, it seems. Here's how it works:
Step 1: Wait for something stupid and/or corrupt from your past to turn up.
Step 2: Get all dickhurt, blame the press and refuse to answer any more questions ever.
Step 3: Get elected to important public office.
Joe Miller did work with Sarah Palin, so he's studied with the master…
Republican Senate nominee Joe Miller said Monday he will not answer any more questions about his personal background for the rest of the campaign. "We've drawn a line in the sand. You can ask me about background, you can ask me about personal issues — I'm not going to answer," Miller said.
Miller made the statement to reporters following Monday's Anchorage Chamber of Commerce candidate forum at the Dena'ina Center. Standing with his wife, Kathleen, Miller delivered a seven-minute address in which he complained he had been mistreated by the Alaska news media and announced he would no longer be answering personal questions. He took no questions, then quickly left down a nearby stairwell.
Okay, not entirely. But just imagine how far she'd be behind if she was talking to the press.
Tags: Alaska, Christine O’Donnell, Jan Brewer, Joe Miller, Rand Paul, Republicans, Sarah Palin, Senate, Sharron Angle
Okay, some of the candidates featured in these clips are more Tea Party-ish than others. But, if you widen the definition of Tea Party candidate to mean "conservative candidate who fancies self as outsider and/or has own head up ass" then these should all work fine…
Christine O'Donnell & Carl Paladino
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