Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Joe Miller Overboard


It's patently impossible-- considering a field of candidates ranging from Christine O'Donnell (DE), Pat Toomey (PA), Carl Paladino (NY), Paul LePage (ME) and Taliban Dan (FL) on the East Coast, Joe Miller (AK), Dino Rossi (WA), Dan Quayle's slow, porn-addicted son, Ben (AZ) and Carly Fiorina (CA) on the West Coast, and Ron Johnson (WI), Rand Paul (KY), Ken Buck (CO), and Sharron Angle (NV) in between-- to be able to pick out the single most deranged and unhinged candidate for office this year... and that's just the challengers. Incumbents like Jim DeMint (R-SC), Bobby Bright (Blue Dog-AL), Matt Blunt (R-MO), Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Steve King (R-IA) are in a category all their own. This week, however, despite crazy Christine O'Donnell's obsession with her old days as a witch-- possibly a deft move to get people's minds off her former obsession with the great masturbation issue-- it seems like a winner is emerging, Alaska's craziest catch, Joe Miller.

He's been bouncing around from declaring Social Security, unemployment insurance (for anyone other than his own family), Medicare, the minimum wage, the EPA, the Department of Education, and the 17th Amendment all unconstitutional to talking about himself in the third person and giving Miss McConnell the middle finger. And, like all Republican insurgents early on, he "vowed that he won’t be changed by Washington, even if he winds up living here."
“Joe is not gonna change. Trust me, I’m not gonna be boring,” he said.

Miller also said he’s not prepared to commit to supporting Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., as leader of the GOP caucus.

“Fitting in is not my concern,” Miller said.

That's lucky for him... since he doesn't even fit in with the Palins any long-- and they practically created him! As Alaska blog Mudflats reported yesterday, Palin is getting ready to run for president-- no doubt the White House's dream coming true-- and the Palin's went nuts when Miller said he isn't sure she's qualified.
An irate email written by Todd Palin seems to confirm his wife’s presidential ambition, and revealed his anger at Alaska Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller. The email demands that the treasurer of SarahPAC, Tim Crawford, “hold off on any letter of support for Joe,” and came on the heels of an interview Miller gave to Neil Cavuto on Fox News Sunday.

In May, the then dark horse Republican/Tea Party senate candidate Joe Miller gleaned an endorsement from long-time friend Todd Palin, followed on June 2nd by an official endorsement via Facebook post from Sarah Palin. Miller’s subsequent stunning upset over Republican incumbent Lisa Murkowski may have had more to do with a ballot proposition calling out social conservatives,  but has been widely credited, at least in part, to the Palin nod. Certainly, the Palins’ endorsement helped Miller receive an official endorsement, as well as substantial financial backing from the national Tea Party Express, which made possible a massive media buy in a small, easily-dominated market.

When Cavuto asked if Palin is qualified Miller hedged-- "I don't know if she is"-- the Palins sent an e-mail instructing one of their operatives to hold off on Sarah Palin's official letter of endorsement of Miller.
In the email Todd Palin went on to ask, “Joe, please explain how this endorsement stuff works, is it to be completely one sided.” The specific use of the word “endorsement” and the Palins’ anger at the endorsement being “one-sided” appears to be strong evidence that the Palins were, in fact, not only expecting a quid pro quo endorsement from Miller for a yet-to-be-announced Palin presidential run, but were furious that they didn’t get it.

The email continues “Sarah spent all morning working on a Face book post for Joe, she won’t use it, not now. Put yourself in her shoe’s [sic] Joe for one day.” Though the exact contents of the Facebook post and the previously mentioned letter are not clear, it is obvious that the Palins did not, at the time of the email, intend to put any more political muscle behind Miller’s candidacy, and were specifically withholding support they had intended to give in retribution for Miller’s failure to support Palin’s presidential aspirations.

Palin has been putting all her energy into Christine O'Donnell's campaign and has ignored Miller's race (in her own state). It's a race up for grabs, with Palin's mortal enemy, Lisa Murkowski. mounting a surprisingly strong write-in vote against Miller, while moderate Democrat is looking more and more like the alternative to the bloody fraternal bickering between the Murkowskis, Millers and Palins. I hope you've already seen Blue America's Craziest Catch ad. If not, please have a look. We can really use some help getting it up on the air in Alaska-- something you can do right here.

UPDATE: Miller Disses Palin Again

I don't watch Fox... ever. But Time reported this afternoon that Miller was on with Megyn Kelly and again refused to endorse Palin, although he acknowledged that she's older than 35 and was born in the U.S..A.
MEGYN KELLY: Let me just put it out there then: are you willing to say now whether you think Sarah Palin is qualified to be President?

JOE MILLER: You know, I'll tell you the exact same thing that I just said this last week while I was in D.C., and that is -- she, if she puts her name in the hat and that's totally up to her, there are a number of others that are there, as well, any of which would be a far better Presidential candidate than what we've got right now in the Oval Office -- but her decision to run is hers and hers alone.

It's not our decision as to whether or not she runs. It certainly is a sideline to what's going on in Alaska, and we aren't going to fall into the trap again that the media's trying to plant and create this as being some sort of a struggle between the Murkowskis and Palins, because that's not what this race...

KELLY: [interrupting].... I hear you, I hear you. I'm not trying to lay any trap. I'm just wondering, you know, she endorsed you, and Todd Palin was clearly upset that you wouldn't say whether she was qualified, and I wanted to give you the chance to, you know, say "yes" or "no", and it sounds like you're not really going to say "yes" or "no."

MILLER: No, let me make this unequivocal. She's done phenomenal things for this country, there's no question about that. She's elevated the debate critical to our race, and let me tell you also: we know what qualified means, don't we?

We know that we have a constitutional requirement for somebody that's gonna run for President. Of course, she's qualified.
And, you know, with the press trying to continue to create this as some sort of a debate or as some sort of fight between the Murkowskis and Palins, I think it really does a disservice to Alaskans.

Maybe Miller saw that Pew poll that shows that 42% of voters say they would be less likely to vote for a candidate backed by Sarah Palin, while only 15% say Palin's endorsement would make them vote for a candidate.

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At 2:46 PM, Blogger Kay Dennison said...

And the pot sickens . . . I ask why are these crazies getting so much attention. I remember im my grade school years the big issue was that Adlai Stevenson was divorced. Now I'd like to see a sanity test in place.

At 3:06 PM, Anonymous me said...

Want to know why nutbags like Miller are getting taken seriously? Because the Democratic Party is rotten at the top:

The White House blocked efforts by federal scientists to tell the public just how bad the Gulf oil spill could have been

But O'Bummer himself is not the problem. Both his top two rivals for the presidency, Clinton and McCain, are even worse! Our corporate masters always prevent any halfway decent candidates from getting heard.

Instead, we are given "choices" between Obama and McCain.

We are so screwed.

At 3:08 PM, Anonymous me said...

During the spill, the US Coast Guard was taking orders from BP! But that never makes the news.

At 7:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When it comes to whether Sarah the Palin is qualified to be President, it's good to see Joe Miller in the majority;it might be the only time we'll be able to say that about him.


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