Some new polling shows that Alaska Sen. Lisa Murcalski — who lost the GOP nomination for reelection to Tea Party Expressbagger Joe Miller earlier this month — might actually have some life in her yet as a write-in candidate. Provided she can get Alaskans to remember to write-in in the name "Lisa Murgelby" on their ballots…
First, a CNN poll showed Ms. Murkowski running just 2 points behind the Republican Joe Miller among likely voters. The Democratic candidate, Scott McAdams, was in third place with 22 percent of the vote.
In addition, a poll provided to the New York Times by Craciun Research shows Ms. Murkowski with an apparent lead. The poll gave Ms. Murkowski 41 percent of the vote, Mr. Miller 30 percent, and Mr. McAdams, 19 percent.
That might give you some idea about how politics work in Alaska. The Democrat guy is losing by more than ten points to two different Republicans. And he's only has a statistically insignificant lead over this polar bear. (Green Party's still a way distant fifth.)
Anyway, now that this is pretty much a horse race between elephants (the reads weird, doesn't it?) and Lisa Murkelstein officially is on her own, it appears that the gloves are off, and she's free to go after the teabaggers who stole her nomination in the best way she knows how. With actors pretending to be people who care…
"Who's senate seat would it be, Alaska's or California's?"
That's kind of a silly question, lady who was paid by Lisa Murghblowskeen to ask that.
Obviously, it would be Sarah Palin's.
Tags: Alaska, California, Joe Miller, Lisa Murkowski, Scott McAdams, Senate
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.
In case you're wondering, yes, PunditMetaphors.com is now a real website.
The Daily Show's latest coverage of Indecision 2010 can be found below.
Tags: Alaska, Arizona, Charlie Crist, Florida, Frank Murkowski, House of Representatives, JD Hayworth, Jeff Greene, Joe Miller, John McCain, Jon Stewart, Kendrick Meek, Lisa Murkowski, Midterms, Sarah Palin, Senate, Stephen Colbert, Tea Party, The Colbert Report, The Daily Show, Video
Now that Alaska Republicans appear to have chosen a Tea Party-backed, anti-Medicare, science-denying nominee for the U.S. Senate, people are starting to wonder if Democratic candidate Scott McAdams might actually have a shot at picking up Lisa Murkowski's seat…
McAdams, the mayor of Sitka, Alaska, had raised just $9,175 by the end of June, when he filed his last report with the FEC. This month, he was just one of nine candidates nationwide cited by federal regulators for failing to file a mandatory pre-primary report.
As TPM reported, even the URL for McAdams' blog on the free blogspot service is broken.
Well, maybe Joe Miller won't be all that bad as a senator. Or maybe he'll get kidnapped by aliens. You never know, anything can happen.
Tags: Alaska, Democrats, Joe Miller, Lisa Murkowski, Medicare, Midterms, Science & Technology, Scott McAdams, Senate, Tea Party
I'll bet that when you went to bed last night, you had no idea that Tea Party-favorite Joe Miller had a realistic shot at winning Alaska's Republican senatorial primary out from under establishment candidate Lisa Murkowski.
Also, I'll bet that you had no idea Alaska was holding its primaries yesterday or that Joe Miller was a person that existed…
Unofficial returns as of this morning — with 84.2 percent of precincts reporting — showed Miller leading with 45,188 votes to Murkowski's 42,633 votes. That's Miller 51.5%-Murkowski 48.6%. What's more, the votes outstanding are from rural areas and 8,400 so-far-unreturned absentee ballots, so the final result won't be known for at least a week and might be undetermined until Sept. 8.
Jeeze! I really hope that all 100.1% of those votes were properly counted, because if there needed to be a recount, this could drag on for forever and a day.
But, obviously, the real story here isn't that somebody we don't know beat somebody we don't care about in a primary race that we'd forgotten was happening until yesterday. No, the real story here is that Sarah Palin something something Tea Party something something Sarah Palin's huge head…
Murkowski, who was thought to be a shoo-in against Sarah Palin-backed challenger Joe Miller… Miller told the Anchorage Daily News that Palin's support was crucial. "I'm absolutely certain that was pivotal," he said. The race is being viewed as a litmus test for the Tea Party, who has backed Miller…
Hey, maybe this will finally get Palin and this Tea Party thing the media attention they so richly deserve.
Tags: Joe Miller, Lisa Murkowski, Primaries, Sarah Palin, Senate, Tea Party
Inspired by a true story.
This is not the first attack by this particular [mama] grizzly bear in the [political] campground. The bear has assaulted [candidates] on more than five separate occasions; it is not yet clear whether any of the victims will survive.
Wildlife officials have made several attempts to capture the mama grizzly. The bear [Sarah Palin], estimated to weigh 130 lbs to 140 lbs, was lured into a trap fashioned from culvert pipe set, [six packs, and American flags] near the dead victim's tent Tuesday evening. The bear tore down the tent again and was able to escape the trap, said Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks spokesman Ron Adams.
"This is the fifth victim within a month, all [endorsed] by the same bear," Adams said. "We are stepping up our efforts to capture this grizzly."
Tags: Joe Miller, John McCain, Karen Handel, Kelly Ayotte, Sarah Palin