Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Like he wouldn't have been slinging his own mud...

...or, How could he say this with a straight face?

Backed by the Tea Party Express and Sarah Palin, a little-known conservative lawyer from Alaska became the latest newcomer to the national political stage to take down an incumbent in 2010.
In arguably the biggest political upset of the year, Joe Miller claimed the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate when incumbent GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski conceded Tuesday evening.
Miller will face Democrat Scott McAdams, a small town mayor, in the November general election. The former commercial fisherman was given little chance against Murkowski, and as of June 30 had raised less than $10,000.
But Democrats figure his chances are better against Miller, and they plan to present him as a moderate, rational alternative.
"Lisa Murkowski is a class act who always put Alaska first," McAdams said in a statement late Tuesday. "By contrast, lawyer Joe Miller ran an unfair, nasty campaign that didn't extend to Lisa Murkowski the respect she deserves."
What an outrageous insult to the voters of Alaska. Does anyone really think Scott McAdams would not have been slinging his own fair share of mud at Lisa Murkowski had she been his opponent in the general election?  We all know that Scott McAdams and his people would likely concede the damn race before they were so magnanimous in it at that point. At any rate I would love to see how they're going to counter Miller's message and whether the countering of that message is going to resonate, especially with the nation's finances in the shape they're in.