Will Murkowski run as an independent? Update: Libertarian Party the only option?

posted at 4:10 pm on August 25, 2010 by Allahpundit

That was the second thought I had this morning when I heard about Miller’s likely upset (the first, of course, was “Dude?”), and no doubt it was the first thought that Murkowski herself had. People often compare Crist’s indie run this year to Lieberman’s bid four years ago after losing the primary to Ned Lamont, but there’s a big difference between those two. Florida is a purple state with two legit party nominees, so Crist is facing a crapshoot in a true three-way race. Connecticut was a blue state where the GOP nominee was a non-factor, so Lieberman knew he could go indie and expect Republicans to vote strategically for him as the more conservative of the two viable options.

Murkowski’s situation is much closer to Lieberman’s than Crist’s is. The Democratic Senate nominee in red-state Alaska is such a non-entity that the DNC’s spokesman couldn’t even name him this morning when asked. If she ran as an independent, she’d peel off a good chunk of Republicans from Miller (figure a third or slightly more) and, with a little centrist pandering over the next month or two, could probably convince a huge swath of Dems to support her in the interest of defeating Miller. All she has to do is whisper the magic word — Palin — and she’ll have Sarah-hating Alaska lefties maxing out on donations to her. Don’t forget either that Murkowski decided not to attack Miller until the very end of the race, figuring that tearing him down with ads would backfire by raising his name recognition. She won’t make that mistake again in the general.

Just one question: Is she still eligible to run as an indie? Hmmmm:

The ongoing battle for who won the Republican primary in the Alaska Senate race will come down to the absentee ballots, but in an exclusive interview with The Daily Beast, a source within the Murkowski campaign says they know of one possible legal option to pursue a third party run. If Murkowski is not victorious when the absentee ballots are counted and decides to wage an independent party bid, they might consider using this option, which the source wouldn’t describe, but did confirm they were seriously looking at…

Although it’s not exactly clear what the options the Murkowski camp are now exploring, one possibility is running a write-in campaign, which would be very difficult and unlikely option. According to the Elections Coordinator in the Alaska Department of Elections, Murkowski has until October 28th to file as a write-in, in which case write-in votes for her would be counted if the aggregate total of all write-ins is greater than ballots cast or within the range that would require a recount. In the coordinator’s 14 years, this has never happened in a state race.

The other possibility: the Alaska Independence Party. Former Governor Wally Hickel lost the Republican primary in 1990, but won in the general by being on the Alaskan Independence Party (AIP) ticket. A third party run could work for Murkowski as the Democrat’s candidate is largely unknown Sitka mayor Scott McAdams, but she would have to overcome the main reason the AIP exists in the Last Frontier: they are a secessionist party calling for Alaska to leave the United States. Obviously, Murkowski is not a secessionist, which Alaskans know, and an aggressive PR campaign promoting her independence rather than the AIP may be her only route back to Washington this fall.

I poked around the Alaska secretary of state’s webpage this morning and it looks like Murkowski’s too late to run as an indie. Alaska is one of the 46 states with a “sore-loser law” requiring independents to register for the ballot by the date of the party primaries (Connecticut is one of the four without one), so the window on that is closed. A write-in campaign is possible — Bob Bennett considered it after losing in the Utah Republican caucus — but how likely is it that she’ll convince 75,000 or so supporters, many of whom will necessarily be Democrats, to take the time to write her in instead of flipping the switch for a party nominee? As for the AIP, I won’t even pretend to know how that might work. Looks like they don’t yet have a nominee for Senate this year, so presumably Murkowski would make some sort of deal with them in which they nominate her and she … pushes for Alaskan independence? Man, blogging these midterms is going to be fun.

These are her only options at this point as far as I know, because according to Larry Sabato, the absentee ballots that are being counted won’t be enough for her to catch Miller. She’s going to lose the primary. No wonder she’s sounding so grouchy about Palin:

“The tone was directed against me rather than reasons why you should support Joe,” Murkowski told me in an interview. “But she did put a little dig in there about my family, and you can’t help but notice when she says that she encouraged people to basically pony up 1,000 bucks to raise the 30,000 dollars, they want Miller to gain and that would be a 1,000 dollars for the 30 years the Murkowski family…locked up Alaska. All of a sudden, it was like, wait a minute, if you are taking me on because you don’t think I’m conservative enough that’s one thing, but are you now suggesting that Frank Murkowski was not conservative enough and why are you looping him on this? All of a sudden it became a little more personal.”

Compare and contrast that with Joe Miller’s line of the day: “Alaskans are prepared to enter a new era of politics — an era of self-dependency.” Exit question: Is it time to start worrying about what an angry Lisa Murkowski might do during the lame-duck session in December? Hmmmm.

Update: Via John McCormack, the Anchorage Daily News says it’s libertarian or bust.

Alaska Division of Elections Director Gail Fenumiai told me it’s too late for Murkowski to file to have her name appear on the ballot as an independent, so that would need to be a write-in effort. There is a Libertarian candidate in the race, Frederick Haase, who could choose to step down. The Libertarian Party could then select a replacement for him on the ballot.

There is no other third party candidate in the U.S. Senate race, so Libertarian would be the only option for Murkowski to join a new party for a run.

So because the AIP never nominated anyone, I guess, they’re out of luck in the Murkowski sweepstakes. Which actually makes things easier for her: A deal with the AIP would be a tough sell nationally, but the Libertarian brand is perfectly kosher. I wonder what she’d have to promise them to get them to drop their guy.


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Snakehead with a wig.

birdhurd on August 25, 2010 at 5:16 PM

So, little Lisa won’t give up “her” seat (a gift from Daddy, after all)? She’s no representative of the people: she’s just another oligarch with a huge sense of entitlement.

irishspy on August 25, 2010 at 5:18 PM

HondaV65 on August 25, 2010 at 4:51 PM

Either she still doesn’t understand the mood of the people in the nation or she isn’t interested running for office anymore.

Cindy Munford on August 25, 2010 at 5:18 PM

This woman better not try this crap.
There will be such a turdicane upon her head like no one has ever seen.

Must….control……angry….words……

Brian1972 on August 25, 2010 at 5:19 PM

Some politicians are only destined to go to the state level and no farther. I think Palin is one of them.

She’s our hillary. It’s that simple. Her negatives are too high to overcome.

lorien1973 on August 25, 2010 at 4:27 PM

What the hell is wrong with you?

When and where did Hillary have ANY political pull?

When in where did Hilary ever endorse a SINGLE candidate that won an election?

Sarah was 7 for 7 last night alone. She’s batting better than .500 overall. Better than anyone else out there.

Polling already shows she can beat Obama. (of course, so could a ham sandwich on day old bread)

I don’t know if you have ever said, but just who do YOU think has what it takes to be our next President? Who do YOU support?

No one out there BUT Palin is bold enough to REALLY lead. We need leadership, not just hack politicians.

BTW, while all of the idiots look at win/loss records regarding endorsements as some sort of end all be all, they miss the point. It’s all about having the guts to get in the game to start with.

This is what sets Sarah Palin far above the rest. She has the GUTS to stand up and be counted. She has the guts to put it all on the line for what SHE believes in.

That’s called leadership.

gary4205 on August 25, 2010 at 5:22 PM

Sorry, ND. You just haven’t been paying attention. She is the only one who can accomplish more than Reagan. She’s more than “smart enough”. With her candidates getting into position she will be able to get this country back to where it should be to finally rid ourselves of Obamanomics and all of Obama’s “accomplishments”. I don’t see anyone on our side that even comes close to understanding what needs to be done. NO ONE!

BetseyRoss on August 25, 2010 at 4:46 PM
__________________________________________________________

Right On!!

It baffles me how many spew all the blah, blah, blah regarding Palin being unable to be POTUS. They give no real points, just general bull. She has no substance, she is not capable, she is dumb, she is blah, blah, blah. Yet give no REAL reason.

They do not research and see the way she got Big Oil under control in Alaska, how she set up AGIA, ethics reform and vetoed half a billion dollars in waste the legislature wanted to spend. How she forced legislators to come to her office and explain why she should not veto their pet projects (ie pork). YES, she had the cajones to do THAT!

They do not watch her debates as Governor or her VP debate. Just educate yourself instead of seeing a skirt and deciding she is just not capable.

Doesn’t that sound like someone we need in DC, getting Congress to spend money wisely?

The more I educate myself and research Palin and her accomplishments, the more I like her and believe she will do a great job as POTUS. Perhaps others should educate themselves with an open mind and see what they think!

Bikerchick on August 25, 2010 at 5:25 PM

Muhahahahaha… Libertarian? Really?

ButterflyDragon on August 25, 2010 at 5:27 PM

Heh. Get used to it, RINO’s.

2ipa on August 25, 2010 at 5:27 PM

Libertarian??? Yeah, right; this ploy would be SO transparent and would require the local Libertarians to sell their soul.

michaelo on August 25, 2010 at 5:29 PM

How could the libertarians sell out to a big government porker. I agree with michaelo; they’d sell their souls.

TimTebowSavesAmerica on August 25, 2010 at 5:31 PM

Any chance that the Dem candidate drops out and they replace him with Murkowski under the petition rule?

Ace found an article claiming that a party can officially replace their candidate with another through a petition of the party more than 48 days before the election if their current candidate has withdrawn, been DQed for some reason, etc.

I wouldn’t put it past the Dems to bribe their current candidate to drop out of the race in order to give Murkowski their nomination and flip her seat in the Senate immediately.

teke184 on August 25, 2010 at 5:34 PM

My powah! My pretty, pretty POWAH! Nooooooo!

ronsfi on August 25, 2010 at 5:34 PM

Libertarian? That’s LOL funny.

Compare and contrast that with Joe Miller’s line of the day: “Alaskans are prepared to enter a new era of politics — an era of self-dependency.”

Sorry, Joe. You’ll have to defeat this pork-barrellin’ big spending Libertarian first.

stldave on August 25, 2010 at 5:35 PM

What happens if most Libertarian voters like Joe Miller’s Constitutional stand better than Murkowski’s “save my ass at all costs” platform?

I don’t see it happening.

Brian1972 on August 25, 2010 at 5:36 PM

Murkowski is a sore loser. “Sore Loser” laws were made for such as her.

WannabeAnglican on August 25, 2010 at 5:36 PM

The Sarah Palin train is rolling through town, and Lisa needs to figure out she can either get on the train or get run over. Becoming Sarah’s enemy isn’t a winning position under any circumstances.

joe_doufu on August 25, 2010 at 5:37 PM

I wonder what she’d have to promise them to get them to drop their guy.

A marijuana smoking lounge at every airport.

portlandon on August 25, 2010 at 5:38 PM

Not gonna happen, folks.

However, I have discovered an amazing similarity between Murkowski and our blogger:

Murkowski said she she’s still digesting the results and doesn’t know what happened.

Read more: http://community.adn.com/adn/node/152897#ixzz0xekMNCYi

Psst! allahpundit & (soon to be former) Senator Murkowski-

Miller (with Palin’s endorsement) won the primary.

Just thought you should know.

cs89 on August 25, 2010 at 5:41 PM

That woman is no Libertarian. Give me a break.

MainelyRight on August 25, 2010 at 5:42 PM

Suddenly discovering a life-long belief in drug legalization, even as we speak?

mojo on August 25, 2010 at 5:44 PM

She’s not going to run as a libertarian. That’s silly. Frankly, more states should have sore loser laws.

AnninCA on August 25, 2010 at 5:44 PM

Frederick Haase, Libertarian candidate, was already running against Murkowski. Expecting him to step aside to let the lady go first is stupid, especially if Murkowski has no Libertarian record.

maverick muse on August 25, 2010 at 5:44 PM

Hasse, the Libertarian candidate, is running against the primary winners in other parties.

maverick muse on August 25, 2010 at 5:46 PM

Lisa M. should fire her pollster, though. *hehe

AnninCA on August 25, 2010 at 5:47 PM

Just read that Lisa believes the absentee ballots will put her over.Hope she doesn’t “know?” something we don’t know…

sandee on August 25, 2010 at 5:51 PM

All nepotism deserves this kind of outcome.

Schadenfreude on August 25, 2010 at 5:53 PM

Just read that Lisa believes the absentee ballots will put her over.Hope she doesn’t “know?” something we don’t know…

sandee on August 25, 2010 at 5:51 PM

She underestimates the true veterans, the Military types.

Schadenfreude on August 25, 2010 at 5:54 PM

Let’s count those absentee ballots, because they could be enough to swing the primary if they broke sharply for Murkowski. But if Miller actually won this race, Murkowski should gracefully concede and endorse Miller.

Alaska is a decisively Republican state, and Democrats only win there when the Republicans are corrupted (e.g. Stevens) or divided, as they would be if Murkowski ran as an independent. Lisa Murkowski tacked too far left in Washington, and forgot the pioneers back home, and paid the price.

As for Sarah Palin’s endorsement, this marks a change from most of her previous endorsements of female candidates who have won primaries. In this case, she endorsed a male candidate (a friend of Todd Palin) over a female candidate, who just happened to be the daughter of the man she (Palin) primaried out of the Governor’s mansion.

In the political version of Family Feud, it’s Palins 2, Murkowskis 0. It’s also Miller Time.

Steve Z on August 25, 2010 at 5:54 PM

Her negatives are too high to overcome.

lorien1973 on August 25, 2010 at 4:27 PM

Heh. Watch her. Seriously, negatives are only important if you’re running against someone who is viewed positively. Obama is not. Palin will win the 2012 presidential election despite having a net disapproval rating. You heard it here first.

alwaysfiredup on August 25, 2010 at 5:59 PM

National “Sore Loser” law in 2011!

(Get behind it.)

Socratease on August 25, 2010 at 5:59 PM

Just read that Lisa believes the absentee ballots will put her over.Hope she doesn’t “know?” something we don’t know…

sandee on August 25, 2010 at 5:51 PM

There’s really nothing else she can say.

darwin on August 25, 2010 at 6:00 PM

There’s really nothing else she can say.

darwin on August 25, 2010 at 6:00 PM

Well, she could concede…

alwaysfiredup on August 25, 2010 at 6:02 PM

teke184 on August 25, 2010 at 5:34 PM

Very astute. I can totally see the dems pushing their no-name, small mayor guy out for Murkowski and make it a race against Palin. Lisa is already a dem anyway; pro-abortion and pro-big-government. Let’s see how that plays out because your idea is more likely than the libertarian one.

TimTebowSavesAmerica on August 25, 2010 at 6:02 PM

Some politicians are only destined to go to the state level and no farther. I think Palin is one of them.

She’s our hillary. It’s that simple. Her negatives are too high to overcome.

lorien1973 on August 25, 2010 at 4:27 PM

Well, we’ll see if she runs. But I don’t buy the premise that public perception is carved into stone. As for “state level and no higher”, I think that probably applies more to Chris Christie, which is no doubt our loss.

ddrintn on August 25, 2010 at 6:03 PM

All she has to do is whisper the magic word — Palin — and she’ll have Sarah-hating Alaska lefties maxing out on donations to her.

Are “Sarah-hating Alaska lefties” a particularly large group? I’m guessing no. And Alaska election law doesn’t allow outsiders to donate, if I remember correctly.

alwaysfiredup on August 25, 2010 at 6:03 PM

As a libertarian-conservative, I have this fantasy that someday the Libertarian Party will amount to something. But if it prefers self-destruction, then letting RINO’s like Murkowski run under its banner is a sure way to get it done.

petefrt on August 25, 2010 at 6:04 PM

allahpundit, I don’t know who Eric Dondero is, but he’s gotta be smarter than those “Daily Beast” writers you keep linking to.

Before you go too far down the “Murkowski may go Libertarian!” road, maybe you should read this:

http://www.libertarianrepublican.net/2010/07/libertarian-party-of-alaska-alaska.html

A couple of excerpts:

Added to the connections, Rob Clift listed above as helping for forge the coalition between AIP and the LPA, is the very individual who invited Sarah Palin to be a guest speaker at two Libertarian Party of Alaska local supper club meetings held in Anchorage in 2005/06.

In that election year, the leadership of the LPA, including then State LP Chair Jason Dowell publicly endorsed Palin, and worked as volunteers for her campaign. Sarah Palin’s opponent for Governor on the ballot Billy Toien, good naturedly endorsed her too the last 3 days of the election.

Briefly in the 2008 Presidential campaign, the Palins were slammed by the liberal media for their attachment to the AIP. Though, suspiciously, their connections to the Libertarian Party of Alaska were largely ignored.

Note – Joe Miller was a guest on “Libertarian Politics Live” (LPL) two weeks ago, the radio show for this blog hosted by Andre Traversa and Jim “Right Guy” Lagnese.

Sarah Palin endorsed Miller (photo) over incumbent Republican Lisa Murkowski on her Facebook page last month.

Sarah Palin’s ties to the Libertarian Party of Alaska do not fit the agendas of either the third party advocate folks at IPR, nor the liberal media types at HuffPo and Progressive Nation, which prefer to paint her as a “religious conservative,” rather than a Libertarian. So, interestingly enough, her and her husband’s ties to AIP are played up, but her ties to the LP are ignored.

cs89 on August 25, 2010 at 6:04 PM

There’s really nothing else she can say.

darwin on August 25, 2010 at 6:00 PM

Well, she could concede…

alwaysfiredup on August 25, 2010 at 6:02 PM

Karen Handel in GA was classy. Murkowski will have to be dragged out kicking and screaming.

ddrintn on August 25, 2010 at 6:04 PM

I wouldn’t count Murkowski out, she’s within lawsuit-filin’, hanging-chad-countin’, vote-stealin’ range.

Remember: The recount’s not over until the (right) Democrat wins.

Socratease on August 25, 2010 at 6:04 PM

Heh. Watch her. Seriously, negatives are only important if you’re running against someone who is viewed positively. Obama is not. Palin will win the 2012 presidential election despite having a net disapproval rating. You heard it here first.

alwaysfiredup on August 25, 2010 at 5:59 PM

I agree.

A good test case would the Angle-Reid race. Reid’s net approval in Nevada very similar to Obama’s. If Angle (higher negatives than Palin) wins by 2-3 points, Palin would win that state by 10 or more. And that’s in a state where Obama won comfortably by 12 points in 2008.

Norwegian on August 25, 2010 at 6:06 PM

All she has to do is whisper the magic word — Palin — and she’ll have Sarah-hating Alaska lefties maxing out on donations to her.

So what? It’s been known for a while that Palin endorsed Miller. Face it, AP. Palin’s just not as despised as you might think.

ddrintn on August 25, 2010 at 6:07 PM

If Murkowski has a brain (as stretch for a politician), she should say, “I wanted to serve the people of Alaska, but it’s great to be home”, and then run for governor next time, with a little humility and goodwill in her step…

phreshone on August 25, 2010 at 6:09 PM

This post reminds me of the letter I used to write to Santa as a kid for Christmas gifts. Allah, give it up we know you don’t like Sarah Palin, but all the options you’ve suggested Lisa Murko take will end in defeat. Time to move on my man, I know it hurts, but SP rocks!

julian on August 25, 2010 at 6:17 PM

What a pathetic attempt by Allah; now we know why you hide behind a ridiculous name.

julian on August 25, 2010 at 6:23 PM

When the people decide these jackass politicians need to get the message and move on. For them it’s not about the country it’s about them.

rplat on August 25, 2010 at 6:23 PM

This post reminds me of the letter I used to write to Santa as a kid for Christmas gifts. Allah, give it up we know you don’t like Sarah Palin, but all the options you’ve suggested Lisa Murko take will end in defeat. Time to move on my man, I know it hurts, but SP rocks!

julian on August 25, 2010 at 6:17 PM

Heh

I am sure if Miller had been trounced; AP would triumphantly posted a thread named “Confirmed: Palin’s influence is waning – Game Over”.

Instead we get a handwringing analysis over any options the loser Murkowski has to cling to power with little notice of Palin’s impact on the race.

Norwegian on August 25, 2010 at 6:24 PM

Miss Murkowski looks like a liberal democrat woman. Sort of like a NOW woman or maybe someone from Emily’s list. Sure doesn’t look like one of ours.

No wonder she hates SP.

ncjetsfan on August 25, 2010 at 6:25 PM

But have they counted the felon vote yet?

Dhuka on August 25, 2010 at 6:26 PM

According to the Elections Coordinator in the Alaska Department of Elections, Murkowski has until October 28th to file as a write-in, in which case write-in votes for her would be counted if the aggregate total of all write-ins is greater than ballots cast or within the range that would require a recount.

Splain tis: How can the total of write-ins be greater than ballots cast? What do they do, write-in twice or more on one ballot

News2Use on August 25, 2010 at 6:28 PM

Why is the Atlantic making more sense than this Hotair post?

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2010/08/murkowskis-third-party-options-limited-and-not-promising/62075/

Methinks a certain blogger’s biases are blinding him to reality today….

cs89 on August 25, 2010 at 6:29 PM

Oh look at Allharino trying to figure out a way to get that nasty conservative to lose.
Nothing the Rand Corp groupies can do or say will stop what’s happening.
Real conservative people are taking the GOP back

LeeSeneca on August 25, 2010 at 6:32 PM

Are Alaska Libertarians, Ron Paul Libertarians or Penn Jillette Libertarians. Huge difference, she will not have a chance with either group to join as the sour loser.

tjexcite on August 25, 2010 at 6:35 PM

If they start ‘finding’ votes in car trunks, check if the plates are from Minnesota…

BigWyo on August 25, 2010 at 6:59 PM

DrewM at AoSHQ wrote Frederick Haase and he says he’d step aside for Murkowski. Things could get very strange.

lowandslow on August 25, 2010 at 7:05 PM

DrewM at AoSHQ wrote Frederick Haase and he says he’d step aside for Murkowski. Things could get very strange.

lowandslow on August 25, 2010 at 7:05 PM

Libertarian means pretty much any damn thing they want it to mean, doesn’t it?

sharrukin on August 25, 2010 at 7:12 PM

DrewM at AoSHQ wrote Frederick Haase and he says he’d step aside for Murkowski. Things could get very strange.

lowandslow on August 25, 2010 at 7:05 PM

Won’t she look so incredibly phony and hollow, full of sh!t if you will, that it would be stupid to even try this?

Will anyone actually believe there has been some sincere ideological conversion on her part?

I just don’t see how she could pull it off.

Brian1972 on August 25, 2010 at 7:25 PM

Shut up and sit down Lisa.

ornery_independent on August 25, 2010 at 7:35 PM

So ah Sarah Palin’s “negatives” are so awful she’s pulling her preferred candidates down with her?

Oh wait… never mind.

Sharr on August 25, 2010 at 7:51 PM

The Libertarian Party endorsed Sarah Palin in 2006 for Governor against Daddy Murkowski, I believe.

Has their membership changed THAT much in 4 years?

hrh40 on August 25, 2010 at 7:54 PM

It would be a travesty if Murkowski was allowed to run as a Libertarian.
The ONLY reason I could see them allowing that is if they just REALLY want a Libertarian in national office that badly because her ideology certainly doesn’t even remotely come close to being Libertarian. (even Miller is closer in that regard)

If they did allow it, the national Libertarian party should ask the Alaska Libertarian party to stop using the Libertarian name after disgracing it with Murkowski.

MannyT-vA on August 25, 2010 at 7:57 PM

Exit question: Is it time to start worrying about what an angry Lisa Murkowski might do during the lame-duck session in December?

is she like an angry elf from the North Pole?

ted c on August 25, 2010 at 8:18 PM

Libertarian means pretty much any damn thing they want it to mean, doesn’t it?

sharrukin on August 25, 2010 at 7:12 PM

Mostly it means “Not ready for Prime Time,” though.

PersonFromPorlock on August 25, 2010 at 8:38 PM

gary4205 on August 25, 2010 at 5:22 PM

Sssshhhhhh! Saracuda is building her ARMY. Everyone of these candidates she endorsed and carried across the finish line owes her! Just like she owed Juan McCain.
She has over two million and climbing Facebook friends many of whom like me are not only willing to contribute but also to work for her.

By the time she announces the 2010 elections will be decided her folks will be in place and her army will be substantial. Who else has such an organization? The GOP and their favored RINO?

Hell they even came to her askin for HELP fundraising. Saracuda is settin em up and knockin em down.
PURE GOLD mined from the rich and Independent waters of Alaska!

Dam I almost got a tingle up my leg or somethin!

dhunter on August 25, 2010 at 9:06 PM

Sssshhhhhh! Saracuda is building her ARMY. Everyone of these candidates she endorsed and carried across the finish line owes her! Just like she owed Juan McCain.
She has over two million and climbing Facebook friends many of whom like me are not only willing to contribute but also to work for her.

By the time she announces the 2010 elections will be decided her folks will be in place and her army will be substantial. Who else has such an organization? The GOP and their favored RINO?

Hell they even came to her askin for HELP fundraising. Saracuda is settin em up and knockin em down.
PURE GOLD mined from the rich and Independent waters of Alaska!

Dam I almost got a tingle up my leg or somethin!

dhunter on August 25, 2010 at 9:06 PM

+10,000,000,000,000

FTW!

gary4205 on August 25, 2010 at 9:24 PM

but the Libertarian brand is perfectly kosher. I wonder what she’d have to promise them to get them to drop their guy.

Wouldn’t that be seen as an “in your face” to the Alaskan “sore-loser law”?

My guess is the “new” attack will be Palin is anti-woman cuz she didn’t support Murkowski, or has that one all ready been done?

Fun trivia, Murkowski got her seat on the Senate due to her father appointing her (2003) to that seat when he became Governor.

Anyone wanna guess who got Governor Murkowski kicked out of office?

DSchoen on August 25, 2010 at 9:45 PM

American Power tracked back with, ‘Murkowski Says She’s Not Giving Up’.

Donald Douglas on August 25, 2010 at 10:20 PM

Thankfully this count is Repub on Repub, if Joe was up against a Dem, is there any question how this would turn out?

TheVer on August 25, 2010 at 11:15 PM

I’m looking forward to seeing what the Party of Principle is going to do with Murkowski.

A blimp, perhaps?

Really…who is going to look at Libertarians the same way again if they decide to drop their guy for a RINO?

JohnTant on August 25, 2010 at 11:46 PM

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
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IF the LP should ever drop their own nominee in favor of a big-government incumbent like Murky, I shall mock them incessantly! Bring it on, beaches!

Adjoran on August 26, 2010 at 1:10 AM

“I wonder what she’d have to promise them to get them to drop their guy.” If the Libertarians geek to her promises they will have earned their rewards when she reneges on her promises. If she pulls this trick she will have already demonstrated her lack of ethics. I’d not believe her for an instant.

{^_^}

herself on August 26, 2010 at 2:57 AM

How ’bout the Angry Tranny ticket?

She’d be perfect for that.

NoDonkey on August 26, 2010 at 4:26 AM

Daddy’s girl is just responding like a spoiled brat and feeling since she is entitled to be elected because of who “she” is must mean the people are too stupid to know that. Finding a way to sneak in the back door is the next move for a RINO.

volsense on August 26, 2010 at 9:36 AM

I’m sick of so-called public servants, who are supposed to be out for the public good, being so in love with their jobs that they can’t just bow out and move on when they lose.

If after absentee ballots are counted you have lost, Lisa, GO HOME. Step aside. Let a new, fresh perspective represent Alaska.

PastorJon on August 26, 2010 at 12:06 PM

PastorJon on August 26, 2010 at 12:06 PM

But that would deprive the chance for the “I voted for her daddy for 45 years” voters to pull the lever for his dipwad daughter.

I seriously think we need to bring back the poll tax.

Make these morons choose between voting and an order of chicken McNuggets.

NoDonkey on August 26, 2010 at 12:53 PM

True Libertarians should be done with the party if this gets allowed. There is no way she should come in and ruin the Libertarian brand.

Edouard on August 26, 2010 at 1:38 PM

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