Isn’t she a ray of sunshine?
We have to endure several years of Lisa Murkowski being the thorn on our side. She won her election against Joe Miller (at least for now) and instead of being gracious, she decided to take her shots at Sarah Palin and those in the Tea Party, while trying to portray herself as an “outsider” going against the beltway elements. The Associated Press gladly played along with the narrative.
In mounting the outsider run, Murkowski displayed an energy she lacked during the primary, when she let attacks on her record go unchecked and paid little attention to the Sarah Palin-backed Miller, who was making his first run for statewide office. She said she was offering Alaskans a choice between the “extremist” views of Miller and the “inexperience” of Democrat Scott McAdams, a small-town mayor…
“Well, perhaps it’s time they met one Republican woman who won’t quit on Alaska,” [Murkowski] said to cheers in September, a not-so-subtle dig on Palin’s decision to step down early as Alaska governor.
Murkowski also goes on to say that she is committed to all the people in Alaska. The only thing she was committed to was saving herself a job as senator. Instead of accepting the outcome of the primary, she had to put her own self-interest above those of the party who voted her out. She was on last night’s PBS Newshour claiming she is the one that best represents Alaska’s interests since she is no longer affiliated to a party.
Cross-posted at www.Cubachi.com