Can Murkowski win? Update: Calling all lobbyists!

posted at 10:00 am on September 18, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

Nate Silver says not to count out Lisa Murkowski too quickly in her six-week write-in campaign to save her job in the US Senate:

Can Ms. Murkowski win? Sure she can. There is plenty of precedent for write-ins being elected to the Congress, although fewer have done so successfully in recent years. Meanwhile, a poll by Public Policy Polling found Ms. Murkowski getting 34 percent of the vote against Mr. Miller’s 38 percent and Mr. McAdams’ 22 percent. Private polling has also shown Ms. Murkowski running closely with Mr. Miller, according to The Hotline. …

Ms. Murkowski, whose father served as Senator and Governor of Alaska from 1981 through 2006, has near-universal name recognition in Alaska, whereas Ms. Sekula-Gibbs — who had previously been a member of the Houston City Council — did not. And, as The Times reported, Alaska’s elections secretary, Gail Fenumiai, is prepared to take a fairly liberal interpretation of voter intent. Ballots that misspell Ms. Murkowski’s surname would probably be counted, for instance, and so might ballots that identified her by her given name (e.g. “Lisa M.”).

Ms. Murkowski also has plenty of access to money; she had more than $1.8 million in cash-in-hand as of early August, although it is unclear how much of it she spent in the late stages of the primary campaign against Mr. Miller.

Doug Mataconis is more skeptical:

Will it work ? I tend to agree with Steven Taylor and, yes, Sarah Palin, that it won’t. However, in a year that has been filled with the unexpected, I would not say it’s entirely impossible for Lisa Murkowski to become the first Senator elected by a write-in vote since Strom Thurmond in 1954.

One thing is for certain, the Senate election in Alaska will not be decided on Election Night, and probably not for a long time thereafter. There will be a substantial number of write-in votes to count and, no doubt, a substantial number of disputes over whether a given write-in vote should actually be counted in Murkowski’s favor (“Lisa Murkowski” would count, for example, but what about simply  “Murkowski,” or “Lisa Murkoski,” or “Lisa M,” or “Senator Lisa” ? Depending on how close the vote is, we could see a repeat of the Coleman-Franken fight from the 2008 Senate Election in Minnesota, and Alaska’s junior (or is it Senior ?) Senate seat may not be filled when the new Congress convenes in January.

In other words, get out the popcorn.

However, both miss a long history of these campaigns in Alaska — and their long track record of futility.  Eric Ostermeier of Smart Politics researched the topic in his usually thorough manner and unearthed a string of losing, and mainly embarrassing, write-in campaigns in America’s Arctic state.  The list of those who have tried bypassing the nominating process includes both unknowns and scions of dynasties, but they all have one common label … loser:

The problem for Murkowski is not simply that only one U.S. Senator in history has been elected via a write-in campaign (Strom Thurmond won 63.1 percent of the vote in South Carolina’s 1954 Senate race).

The problem is that Alaska politicians have already attempted this feat for statewide offices several times over the past 50 years without success.

A Smart Politics analysis of data from the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives and State of Alaska Division of Elections finds there have been eight general election write-in campaigns for statewide office in Alaska over the past 26 election cycles dating back to 1958.

Two of these campaigns were for U.S. Senate seats.

The most recent attempt came in 1998, in the gubernatorial race.  Nick Begich, Jr — whose father was a US Congressman until his tragic 1972 plane crash and whose brother won a US Senate seat in 2008 — ran a write-in campaign that netted a whopping 579 votes.  That didn’t even qualify as the best write-in campaign of the race, though, as Wayne Ross won 801 votes.  Robin Taylor got over 40,000 write-in votes for governor in that race, but Taylor had the GOP endorsement; they had to withdraw their endorsement of the nominee because of a fundraising scandal and tried to get voters to write in Taylor instead.  Even with GOP backing of the write-in campaign and a last name people could spell easily, Taylor got less than 19% of the vote.

In that election, Taylor had the advantage of having a party endorsement and not having run afoul of the very voters he needed in the primary.  Lisa Murkowski has never been terribly popular with Alaskans, not since her father appointed her to the Senate seat she holds.  She won in 2004, mainly due to the overwhelming support for George Bush in Alaska.  She just lost her primary, which means more than half of the people who would normally be inclined to vote for the Republican didn’t want her in the general election anyway.  Murkowski offered no compelling reason to vote for her in the primary, and the only compelling reason for the write-in bid seems to be that Lisa Murkowski likes living in Washington DC.  It seems difficult to imagine that she would outperform Taylor’s 1998 showing while the GOP endorses and works for Joe Miller, and 18.9% won’t win a Senate race.

Update: Speaking of not offering a compelling narrative

Less than an hour before Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski planned to announce a write-in campaign to retain her seat, her top aide e-mailed scores of the most prominent lobbyists in Washington to ask them to join a Saturday conference call with the senator. …

Karen Knutson, Murkowski’s chief of staff, emailed scores of top lobbyists in town and employees at some of the largest oil companies – including Chevron, Conoco Phillips and Marathon Oil – to ask them to join the senator on a conference call Saturday, according to a copy of the e-mail and a recipient list obtained by POLITICO.

“To my friends in D.C. – if you are so inclined, please join us for a conference call with Lisa Murkowski tomorrow at 2:30 D.C. time and 10:30 Alaska time,” wrote Knutson. “She would love to have the chance to talk with you and answer any questions you may have. Please let me know if you intend to call in.”

What will be the message?  “Gentlemen — we have to protect her phony-baloney job” (mildly NSFW)?  I have a better idea — give the Senator a harrumph.


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“Lisa M,” or “Senator Lisa”

Is there a state senator named Lisa in Alaska that can start a write-in campaign.

agmartin on September 18, 2010 at 1:37 PM

Any chance this idiocy could open the door for the Democrat to win?

forest on September 18, 2010 at 10:33 AM

That’s what she’s hoping. There is no chance that Lisa Turncoatski will win, but all she needs to do to deny Joe Miller the win is take somewhere between 5-10% of the vote.

The lobbyists will, of course, jump in because they don’t like the Tea Party very much.

steveegg on September 18, 2010 at 1:45 PM

I actually am glad she is doing this. It just strengthens the case you can’t trust any RINO, and they need to be purged.

gary4205 on September 18, 2010 at 1:46 PM

Is there a state senator named Lisa in Alaska that can start a write-in campaign.

agmartin on September 18, 2010 at 1:37 PM

The closest there is to an Alaska State Senator Lisa are Lesil McGuire and Linda Menard. They are both Republicans, so if one or both of them were so inclined,….

steveegg on September 18, 2010 at 1:48 PM

Republicans need to not only take her leadership positions away, but boot her off committees altogether, and strip her of any power they can.

American Elephant on September 18, 2010 at 1:50 PM

actuallly she’s got a position on the Energy Commission in the Senate that she should be stripped of immediately. I think that all she will accomplish is hemorrhage votes from Miller and help the Dem guy win this way. I wouldn’t be surprised to hear that she’s got a deal with the Dems and they promised her something in exchange. she is so pathetic. DeMint is right, you have to purge the GOP of people like this, or you can really legislate your agenda, either Murkowski or a Dem, what’s the difference.

jimver on September 18, 2010 at 2:25 PM

Senator Lisa Murkowski
A legacy and a highbrowski
In too many folk
Opposition did stoke
So they told her to just getoutnowski

Barnestormer on September 18, 2010 at 2:35 PM

What an utterly worthless idiot.

Brought nothing to the table, other than her suspect name.

Lost in the primary.

Won’t go away.

Be grateful for what you were given. You will always be a United States Senator.

You didn’t in the slightest deserve that but you can put that on your tombstone.

Be happy with that.

NoDonkey on September 18, 2010 at 2:50 PM

I think this will work to Miller’s advantage. The voters most likely to take the time and trouble to write in Lisa’s name are also the most likely to vote Democratic out of spite–the true believers who may be a lost cause anyway. At least McAdams is less likely to net Murkowski’s bitter supporters.

FalseProfit on September 18, 2010 at 2:55 PM

And just what will this loser promise these lobbyists, in exchange for their money, and help, if she should win? That’s a worry….and obviously she’s like so many in D.C. She’s not listening to one word the people out here have been saying.

capejasmine on September 18, 2010 at 3:13 PM

People (and by that I mean democrats) who do this sort of thing are relying on one thing and one thing only: the election will be close enough that they can steal it via shenanigans at the ballot box.

That is sure as hell is what Charlie Crist was counting on, but thankfully it looks like he’s gonna get spanked pretty hard, so too far outside the margin of theft. Pray that the same thing happens to MurCOWski. For democrats — which she and Crist most certainly are — if it can be stolen, it will be stolen. In plain sight if need be. They’ve already demonstrated their utter shamelessness. MurCOWski is gonna lose. I just hope it’s outside the margin of theft.

Rational Thought on September 18, 2010 at 3:27 PM

Republicans need to not only take her leadership positions away, but boot her off committees altogether, and strip her of any power they can.

American Elephant on September 18, 2010 at 1:50 PM

I second that emotion.

petefrt on September 18, 2010 at 4:00 PM

Excellent analysis Ed.

My sense is she makes it a two way race Miller-Murkowski with all the Dems as a wild card. That splits the center-left. The bigger block, conservative-right, will give Miller the prize.

AshleyTKing on September 18, 2010 at 4:15 PM

FalseProfit on September 18, 2010 at 2:55 PM

As you said.

AshleyTKing on September 18, 2010 at 4:16 PM

Any way “We The People” can strip away her lifetime Senators pension and Healthcare benefits that we pay?

For serving two years after being appointed by daddy and serving one six year elected term “We The People” shouldn’t have to pay her lifetime pension and healthcare!

She earned 193,000 per year a far larger amount than most Alaskans!

As is the case with many of our elected officials she is a tax CHEAT having had to amend he tax reporting:

In July 2007, Murkowski stated she would sell back land she bought from Anchorage businessman Bob Penney, a day after a Washington watchdog group filed a Senate ethics complaint against her, alleging that Penney sold the property well below market value.[14] The Anchorage Daily News noted, “The transaction amounted to an illegal gift worth between $70,000 and $170,000, depending on how the property was valued, according to the complaint by the National Legal and Policy Center.”[14] According to the Associated Press, Murkowski bought the land from two developers tied to the Ted Stevens probe.[15]

In 2008, Murkowski amended her Senate financial disclosures for 2004 through 2006, adding income of $60,000 per year from the sale of a property in 2003, and more than $40,000 a year from the sale of her “Alaska Pasta Company” in 2005

Amazing how many of these lawyers are unable to file a tax return correctly perhaps one should start an H&R BLOCK for Politicians!

Any time now I expect inspector Tokyo Rove and his genius sidekick Sourkrauthammer will be all over this obviously compromised…..oh silly me… ethics are for conservatives ONLY! RINOs and Dems need not abide!

dhunter on September 18, 2010 at 4:19 PM

That’s what she’s hoping. There is no chance that Lisa Turncoatski will win, but all she needs to do to deny Joe Miller the win is take somewhere between 5-10% of the vote.

The lobbyists will, of course, jump in because they don’t like the Tea Party very much.

steveegg on September 18, 2010 at 1:45 PM

Great. Maybe the heavyweights who are worried about senate races should have a talk with Murkowski instead of freaking out about who the voters picked in Delaware.

forest on September 18, 2010 at 4:25 PM

Lisa looks like a crazy witch gone hiking in that picture.

Khorum on September 18, 2010 at 4:31 PM

I think Joe ought to give a ‘presser’ and tell the public that he will ban any lobiest from his office entirely who gives any money to Lisa the Loser. Meanwhile, the Repubs need to kick her out of everything that she is a member of. And they need to do it right now.

TimothyJ on September 18, 2010 at 4:33 PM

TimothyJ on September 18, 2010 at 4:33 PM

I think they did all she has left is her seat, (temporarily), whatever campaign funds were left(that should be returned to whence they came as that campaign is over and shes’ not the nominee), and her lifetime, taxpayer funded Pension and healthcare! Which should be stripped from her!

dhunter on September 18, 2010 at 4:39 PM

sorry lisa….acknowledge, move on…

cmsinaz on September 18, 2010 at 4:45 PM

Is that a man?

shawk on September 18, 2010 at 10:11 AM

My thoughts exactly!

I swear it is getting to a point where we can just look at pics of these ladies in the political spectrum and can tell where their position is: the uglier they are the more liberal they are !

cableguy615 on September 18, 2010 at 5:08 PM

The only thing that will stop this nonsense is called MONEY. The leadership must make it plain that when a dope decides to run independently after being beaten in a primary that all funds given to the candidate as a Republican MUST BE RETURNED. And by the way, how is this crap working for you, CK and Rove?????

mobydutch on September 18, 2010 at 5:36 PM

And by the way, how is this crap working for you, CK and Rove?????

mobydutch on September 18, 2010 at 5:36 PM

Since they want Sarah Palin reigned in and a Miller defeat would help to do that, they are probably fine with it.

sharrukin on September 18, 2010 at 5:38 PM

After reading various other sites, I beginning to think this write-in run is little more than Lisa and her coven trying to “get back” at Palin for past perceived insults. Seems like the need for personal revenge has overruled any sense of loyalty to the GOP or the wishes of the voters. They hate Palin so much they will risk losing the seat to a Dem in order to stick it to Palin via Miller.

katiejane on September 18, 2010 at 5:52 PM

mobydutch on September 18, 2010 at 5:36 PM
sharrukin on September 18, 2010 at 5:38 PM

Yep and yep!

The Good Old Boys have to stop Sarah to preserve their two party lobbyist, fundraising, political consultant rippoff of the American people.
Rove should be thrown off Fox after it was revealed he asked ODonnell to drop out last Dec. and back Castle. Rove and his fundraising machine is in the business of promoting Squishes that they deem worthy of any given postiton. HE IS the reason we have Obama with Dem majorities!
RINOS may win but their attempt to be everything to everyone pisses all off eventually!

The Good Old Boys just realized that Sarah is building her base and reforming the system below the radar and they must stop her before she tears their playhouse and moneytree assunder

dhunter on September 18, 2010 at 6:00 PM

That picture gave me shivers…woh…

jerrytbg on September 18, 2010 at 6:01 PM

I am kind of hoping that a tornado in Kansas will drop a house on Murkowski.

Hawthorne on September 18, 2010 at 7:29 PM

She’ll do a little better than Lizard People… maybe

phreshone on September 18, 2010 at 7:34 PM

This is not about Alaska. Instead, this is about the grudge the Murkowskis have for La Palin.

SilentWatcher on September 18, 2010 at 7:59 PM

We have all heard of the phrase, “Drunk with power”, this is a classic case of that phrase. Some people cannot face the reality of screwing up. They will go to their grave knowing that they are correct and you are in error.

mixplix on September 18, 2010 at 7:59 PM

What’s odd, is that if she had conceded gracefully, she might have a good chance of winning the GOP nomination for the other Senate seat (held by Mark Begich) from Alaska when it becomes available.

Red State State of Mind on September 18, 2010 at 9:06 PM

Senator Lisa Murkowski
A legacy and a highbrowski
In too many folk
Opposition did stoke
So they told her to just getoutnowski

Barnestormer on September 18, 2010 at 2:35 PM

Barnestormer, I will plaster your Haiku all over Anchorage. On community bulletin boards, in elevators, on parking meters, etc.

I also like the “They took my precious” post. You could turn this into a bumpersticker and feel you have a good chance of not having your car keyed because it doesn’t mention Daddy’s girl by name.

TeleL on September 18, 2010 at 10:45 PM

This is not about Alaska. Instead, this is about the grudge the Murkowskis have for La Palin.

SilentWatcher on September 18, 2010 at 7:59 PM
I don’t know—I sorta think this is all about Miss Lisa.

mobydutch on September 18, 2010 at 11:59 PM

I put the over/under on her final vote at 5%, and I could be being very generous to her. McConnell needs to strip her of seniority which will NOT be restored if she wins, and announce that the GOP Caucus will NOT support any of her appropriation requests (killing her pork argument, which is all she has).
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Strom Thurmond’s successful write-in campaign for Senator came under very special circumstances. Beloved Sen. Maybank won his Democratic primary for renomination unopposed, but died, leaving no time for a second primary. Party leaders met after his funeral and chose State House Speaker Brown to replace him (in SC in the ’50s, the Democratic nominee was the cinch winner, as there weren’t enough Republicans in the state to spit on).
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But they did it immediately after Maybank’s funeral, and the newspapers and public were outraged at the disrespect to a beloved statesman. Thurmond offered as a write-in alternative, vowing to resign the seat before the next election so he would not be the “incumbent” in the primary, and won with over 60% of the vote.
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Murky ain’t Strom, people. 5% tops.

Adjoran on September 19, 2010 at 1:22 AM

I challenge all to write Senator Murkowski. I just sent her this message via the U.S. Senate e-mail connection:

Dear Senator Murkowski,
I deeply respect that you have been an honorable Republican senator representing the great state of Alaska. I was fortunate this summer to take a cruise to your most beautiful and magnificent state. It was a memory that my family and myself will remember fondly throughout our lives. I’m writing today to respectfully request that you do not run as an independent against Joe Miller. I can understand why you would want to maintain your job. I can only dream of the honor it would be to be a United States Senator. However, I am a concerned citizen of our great country. My fear is that it would open a window for the Democrats to take your seat in the Senate. That is something that we cannot give up. When I say we, I mean all of us. Not one citizen that cares about our country can allow the opportunity for one more Democrat to be elected. Not in your state or any other state. The stakes are too grave. It should not be about you at this point but about all of us. Please put down your personal ambitions and think about the rest of the country. We need to maintain this seat. We cannot allow the Democrats to take us one more step down the path of overbearing government. I ask you to please stand down on your attempt to hold your seat. Do it for your country. Thank you for allowing me to say my peace.

Dog bites on September 19, 2010 at 1:43 AM

These power hunger RINO’s remind me of the Harkonnen family from Dune. Rather than step aside when they lost power, they tried to sabotage the family that took power. They eventually tried to retake power by force.

Nearly every one of these RINO losers has been a sore loser. Starting with Specter. Crist, Bennett, Castle, Murkowski. Has any of them shown the slightest bit of grace in defeat? When are we going see a RINO act with some grace and dignity, and support the nominee? We didn’t see a single one of the Tea party types behave like this.

Snowe is thinking maybe it’s time to jump ship too. Does she believe it is her right to be in the senate?

Kjeil on September 19, 2010 at 2:05 AM

Heh, that picture reminds me of a drunk lady who used to live next door to me.

tbear44 on September 19, 2010 at 5:45 AM

You’re FIRED, bitch!

jarhead0311 on September 19, 2010 at 6:44 AM

You’re FIRED, bit*c!

jarhead0311 on September 19, 2010 at 6:46 AM

To make it clear to the general public (been there, done that as I’ve said before) it doesn’t matter how famous a person is at a place where they can run for write-in.

One thing that did happen in PR was that the Capitol Building, the Comision Estatal de Elecciones (same as here) that head honcho helped determine what write-in votes counted for him. Then, it was the write-in people plus what he said had to be on newspapers to make it clear to the public how to make their vote count.

Imagine that…their names are just that complicated. My reluctant write-in candidate was Puerto Rico’s ex-governor Pedro Rossello Gonzalez. Therefore:

*Does “Pedro” count? – how many “Pedro’s” are out there (think of Napoleon Dynamite)
*His last name misspelled, as in Murkowski’s case – that was cleared up by the FEC in PR. They gave the general public several choices.

BUT: The New Progressive Party (sorry Glenn Beck, they’re not what you think they are) wanted to arm-wrestle with them, by filling a certain paper at the entrance, right at registration area. Same party that had their candidate wanted to torpedo the write-in process as much as they could so that guy could win.

He’s our current governor, Luis Fortuno (R-PR).

ProudPalinFan on September 19, 2010 at 7:18 AM

Now that Nebraska is slated to join the Big Ten, I thought for sure that Murkowski (aka Tom Osborne) was going to leave politics and return to coaching.

BuckeyeSam on September 19, 2010 at 8:45 AM

She has reptile eyes! Tee hee……..

joe btfsplk on September 19, 2010 at 10:06 AM

She has zero chance of doing anything but embarrassing herself even more than she has. I hear McDonald’s is hiring. Get a real job. End political royalty in America, Now.

flyoverland on September 19, 2010 at 10:39 AM

just saw her on cnn this am…what a maroon, talk about petty and pathetic…

cmsinaz on September 19, 2010 at 10:43 AM

Heh, that picture reminds me of a drunk lady who used to live next door to me.

tbear44 on September 19, 2010 at 5:45 AM

Leave Don Imus alone! He’s just not the same without his hat.

forest on September 19, 2010 at 10:47 AM

Just saw her rant on CNN too. Now that’s what a real witch looks like. I’ve seen spoiled 2 year olds act better than she did.

TxAnn56 on September 19, 2010 at 12:53 PM

The useful part of a write in campaigm is the increased access given to the ballot box after the polls close.

Ballot counting takes on a life of its own

Q: is there equal time for write in candidates? Certainly the Murk will be given plenty of air time

entagor on September 19, 2010 at 1:26 PM

What’s odd, is that if she had conceded gracefully, she might have a good chance of winning the GOP nomination for the other Senate seat (held by Mark Begich) from Alaska when it becomes available.

Well as Mrs. Leprechaun has always maintained, class shows. High class, such as President Reagan, or low class, like Lisa Murkowski. After her loss, she could have smiled and said, “The voters have made their decision and I accept it. Now, let’s elect a Republican to the Senate!” Or, she could piss, and bitch, and whine, and try to hand the seat to a Democrat. The latter is the path she decided to walk. A True RINO.

oldleprechaun on September 19, 2010 at 3:26 PM

I think she’ll try to battle this out over the way the names are spelled, etc.

I couldn’t believe she claimed she was the victim of a smear campaign. Just too funny….as she calls Miller an extremist.

AnninCA on September 19, 2010 at 3:41 PM

In the movie she’ll be played by Christopher Lloyd.

BHO Jonestown on September 19, 2010 at 4:25 PM

Wow! She really is part of the problem.

ronsfi on September 19, 2010 at 4:55 PM

I think Joe ought to give a ‘presser’ and tell the public that he will ban any lobiest from his office entirely who gives any money to Lisa the Loser. Meanwhile, the Repubs need to kick her out of everything that she is a member of. And they need to do it right now.

TimothyJ on September 18, 2010 at 4:33 PM

Exactly!!

Khun Joe on September 19, 2010 at 6:44 PM

I don’t think that I can stomach another photo of that beast. Yikes!

onlineanalyst on September 19, 2010 at 8:11 PM

Can Murkowski win? NO

J_Crater on September 20, 2010 at 1:18 AM

I’m really tired of RINOs who are angry that they have to bow to the will of the people.They like the other political elite expect us to just pay ALL the taxes and keep our mouths shut.

Hera on September 20, 2010 at 1:45 AM

This is a play by the republican establishment to marginalize the Tea Party all over the country. If they can deny Miller the win, they will claim that this is proof that the Tea Party candidates are unelectable. Clearly the RINO’s are desperate. They see their power being threatened by the little people and it has panicked them into drastic attempts to hold on at any cost. Even Rove showed his fear when he started attacking O’Donnell. And Rove doesn’t panic easily.

csdeven on September 20, 2010 at 6:43 AM

The big picture is this woman is supporting the onslaught of Communism to wipe out free market capitalism and individual liberty. Like a five year old, if I can’t win, you won’t either…She needs a good talking to.

adamsmith on September 20, 2010 at 7:33 AM

What is it with these politicians who seem to believe that elections don’t apply to them… as if they had some sort of birthright to public office?

Murkowski has exposed herself as a faux-Republican, no different than Charlie Crist, who has become laughable in his quest to hold onto power. Pathetic.

Murf76 on September 20, 2010 at 7:37 AM


this says it perfectly!

cmsinaz on September 20, 2010 at 7:59 AM

Sure, Charlie Christ Lisa Murkowski can win, he she just needs to get alot of the Republicans he’s alienated to vote for him her

olesparkie on September 20, 2010 at 8:17 AM

What an utterly worthless, hateful woman Lisa Murkowski is.

She actually thinks she adds value.

Or at least she thinks we should believe that she does.

The Jacobins were wrong in their methods, but this current crop of Washington scum sure makes you understand what motivated them.

Melons in the basket. Hope and change.

NoDonkey on September 20, 2010 at 8:25 AM

Senator Lisa Murkowski
A legacy and a highbrowski
In too many folk
Opposition did stoke
So they told her to just getoutnowski

Barnestormer on September 18, 2010 at 2:35 PM
Barnestormer, I will plaster your Haiku all over Anchorage. On community bulletin boards, in elevators, on parking meters, etc.

Barnstormer wrote a LIMERICK, not a haiku. But if it’s plastered all over Anchorage, hopefully Murkowski will buttoutski.

Steve Z on September 20, 2010 at 10:43 AM

This broad is the epitome of what is wrong in Washington.

ultracon on September 20, 2010 at 3:07 PM

Lisa Murkowski had better make sure, there’s no polar bears on the ice cube she’s floating on.

byteshredder on September 20, 2010 at 6:53 PM

SHAME ON HER
Lisa Murkowski’s values are NOT in Alaska, but instead in her own self preservation, and that of the lobbyists that stalk the halls of congress with their bags of money.

byteshredder on September 20, 2010 at 6:59 PM

Uplifting? – no. Positive? – no. That sour, scowling face would make a great campaign add.

diogenes on September 21, 2010 at 7:56 AM

Notice the resemblance

J_Crater on September 21, 2010 at 9:51 AM

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