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Old 09-22-2010, 01:39 PM
 
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Alaska Politics Blog : Murkowski keeps energy post | adn.com

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Her Energy committee post – of vital interest to Alaskans – was among her top achievements in the past several years and part of a swift ascent within the GOP leadership ranks.
Something tells me Mr. Miller ain't going to Washington anytime soon.

 
Old 09-22-2010, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Palmer
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Hi Met, yes it'll be awhile before Miller is sworn in. I think it's in January isn't it?

Seriously, I think Murkowski messed up if she didn't want Miller elected. She is not going to win and steals more votes from McAdams then from Miller. It's a big stretch and I would not have liked it but looking at the situation from a purely academic standpoint, if she had endorsed and campaigned with McAdams rather than running herself it would have been a real horse race with the advantage to McAdams.
 
Old 09-22-2010, 03:05 PM
 
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Hi Met, yes it'll be awhile before Miller is sworn in. I think it's in January isn't it?

Seriously, I think Murkowski messed up if she didn't want Miller elected. She is not going to win and steals more votes from McAdams then from Miller. It's a big stretch and I would not have liked it but looking at the situation from a purely academic standpoint, if she had endorsed and campaigned with McAdams rather than running herself it would have been a real horse race with the advantage to McAdams.
Marty, I'm thinking that a lot of the voters will think that her retaining the energy committee post will be valuable enough reason to write her in. But I agree with you that those votes probably won't come primarily from Miller supporters (the ones he has left anyway after the nasty little business about the Kansas farm).

Damn. I should have stayed registered to vote here in Alaska so that I could experience first hand what it feels like to vote Republican.
 
Old 09-22-2010, 03:48 PM
 
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On reflection, the thought of voting Republican makes me absolutely ill, so I'll just say that I don't think it's in Alaska's best interests to give up a senator that's on that particular committee, and the majority of the voters on all sides just may feel the same. I don't think that this election will be decided on traditional partisan grounds.

Interesting that the wing nut blogs were predicting that Lisa M. would be relieved of this committee post today; that it didn't happen shows an awful lot of faith in her on the part of her colleagues and gives me some small glimmer of personal hope that the Republican party still retains some degree of honor and won't be giving themselves wholly over to the tea party.
 
Old 09-22-2010, 07:26 PM
 
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Interesting that the wing nut blogs were predicting that Lisa M. would be relieved of this committee post today; that it didn't happen shows an awful lot of faith in her on the part of her colleagues and gives me some small glimmer of personal hope that the Republican party still retains some degree of honor and won't be giving themselves wholly over to the tea party.
It was quite shocking to learn that they actually did the reasonable and right thing. I was ready to write off the Republican Party forever. My guess is that they are trying to hedge their bets on either outcome. You're right, it is a small (very small) glimmer of hope.
 
Old 09-22-2010, 07:38 PM
 
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Murcowski is the 10% candidate.
 
Old 09-22-2010, 08:19 PM
 
Location: 112 Ocean Avenue
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Murcowski is the 10% candidate.
You aren't helping her write-in cause.

FYI, I'll be in Anchorage the week of October 13th giving a seminar on how to correctly spell Murosky.

Cost is $175.00. That includes a can of soda and hot (all beef) dog.
 
Old 09-22-2010, 08:27 PM
 
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The recent past has shown this election is different in what it means to the different political forces involved. The week's TIME has three interesting articles which are a worthwhile read. The first one is entitled The Party of Palin and DeMint. The lead article is It's Tea Party Time followed by The New GOP Money Stampede. After reading the three I found I'm scared of the possible outcomes. The first article deals with the reasons for the differences in this cycle's election. The second and lead article deals with the revolt in the Republican Party and the third one covers the sources of money and the amounts that are being suggested. Our votes are being bought big time and for big bucks. This election here in Alaska is a contest of personalities and apparently it goes back to previous elections and the ongoing contest of wills. Is this about Alaska or about who needs to get even with who? Sarah Palin came out and endorsed Joe Miller over Lisa Murkowski and we all know who won there. I was talking to friend from Connecticut and he pointed out the Joe Lieberman election and thought it had similarities. I'm unsure what all the ramifications could be but it doesn't give me any comfort to think this is a nationwide happening.
 
Old 09-22-2010, 08:52 PM
 
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I'm looking at land in Costa Rica. Between the Frankenfish and the Social Darwinists (most of whom don't even know what the theory means let alone that their own kind will be among the first to slip on the banana peel leading to the genetic graveyard--which in itself is the only bright spot--) I may as well leave the country.
 
Old 09-22-2010, 09:24 PM
 
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Write in or write not ! What a waste of time. Just more altered sillage for the masses of ignorant faithful to be distracted with.

Whats it gonna take sheople? You done--- addios style.

Go with the flow and massage the message and wake up in 3 years and say; 'What happened!!! ' .

Typical non thinkers, but Alaskans are more than that! Its beyond return . The otherside we dont know but you will be a victim , so much more.......etc..

Design a usa just for you ,, fools they are.....THINK
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