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Meet Team Joe

Posted on | September 2, 2010 | 21 Comments

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Yesterday I dropped by the Joe Miller campaign office, where the staff was busy gearing up for the Nov. 2 general election. Two top members of Team Joe took time to talk:

Continuing a theme we started yesterday, let’s take a look at the front page of this morning’s local paper:

Notice that there are four election-related headlines on the front page, but Miller’s name appears in none of them:

  • Murkowski fall ends an era — Every liberal journalist’s favorite kind of Republican: A loser.
  • Walker considers options after loss — This is about a candidate who finished second in the GOP gubernatorial primary. Walker now angling to get onto the ballot of the Alaska Independent Party, so that in addition to being a Republican loser, he can also be a spoiler. That makes him a double  favorite with the local newspaper.
  • Is the tea party the new Grand Old Party? — A story from the Associated Press of the perennially familiar GOP-hijacked-by-extremists variety. Remember when underdog Barack Obama beat Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic primaries? That was the Triumph of Hope. When an underdog wins a Republican primary, however, that’s Hijacked by Extremists.
  • McAdams campaign for Senate ramps up — The Democratic candidate gets a big, wet sloppy kiss: “Ten days ago, Scott McAdams had a volunteer treasurer and a few thousand dollars to help him pursue the Democratic nomination for U.S. senator in Alaska. With the shocking upset victory by tea party darling Joe Miller over U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski for the Republican nomination, volunteers and money are flowing his way.”

The one thing the Democrat won’t be spending money for: Newspaper ads. No need for that, when the local newspaper is doing somersaults and cartwheels and shaking its pompoms for him.

JOE MILLER for U.S. SENATE

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  • molonlabe28

    I feel like we are returning to our citizen-legislator roots when we win races like this one.

    This is really exciting.

    All of the activity and momentum on the Republican side of the aisle is occuring outside the hallowed halls of the RNC and, in plenty of cases, in spite of the efforts of the NRSC and the NRCC.

    The RNC is simply along for the ride.

    It is virtually irrelavant.

    One day the (formerly) governing elite will be on the outside looking in.

  • molonlabe28

    I feel like we are returning to our citizen-legislator roots when we win races like this one.

    This is really exciting.

    All of the activity and momentum on the Republican side of the aisle is occuring outside the hallowed halls of the RNC and, in plenty of cases, in spite of the efforts of the NRSC and the NRCC.

    The RNC is simply along for the ride.

    It is virtually irrelavant.

    One day the (formerly) governing elite will be on the outside looking in.

  • molonlabe28

    I feel like we are returning to our citizen-legislator roots when we win races like this one.

    This is really exciting.

    All of the activity and momentum on the Republican side of the aisle is occuring outside the hallowed halls of the RNC and, in plenty of cases, in spite of the efforts of the NRSC and the NRCC.

    The RNC is simply along for the ride.

    It is virtually irrelavant.

    One day the (formerly) governing elite will be on the outside looking in.

  • Peregrine John

    Those aren’t pompoms…

  • Peregrine John

    Those aren’t pompoms…

  • Peregrine John

    Those aren’t pompoms…

  • http://pointofagun.blogspot.com/ Dave C

    Murkowski fall ends an era — Every liberal journalist’s favorite kind of Republican: A loser.

    If there is something a liberal loves more than a loser republican it’s a third world, tin-pot dictator.

  • http://pointofagun.blogspot.com/ Dave C

    Murkowski fall ends an era — Every liberal journalist’s favorite kind of Republican: A loser.

    If there is something a liberal loves more than a loser republican it’s a third world, tin-pot dictator.

  • http://pointofagun.blogspot.com/ Dave C

    Murkowski fall ends an era — Every liberal journalist’s favorite kind of Republican: A loser.

    If there is something a liberal loves more than a loser republican it’s a third world, tin-pot dictator.

  • http://www.coldfury.com Randy Rager

    Liberals love losing and losers generally. Just look at the ideologies they espouse. Spectacular fails, every single one, and yet you can’t toss a rock across the Left wing landscape without hitting a whole bevy of morons completely in love with the whole shitty shebang.

    Sometimes I despair for my country.

  • http://www.coldfury.com Randy Rager

    Liberals love losing and losers generally. Just look at the ideologies they espouse. Spectacular fails, every single one, and yet you can’t toss a rock across the Left wing landscape without hitting a whole bevy of morons completely in love with the whole shitty shebang.

    Sometimes I despair for my country.

  • Adobe Walls

    What I find quite astounding is how many of the lefty pundits seem to believe that booting the likes of Murkowski in favor “extremists” will be our undoing. One side or the other is clearly delusional. I say 1894 rather than 1994. The difference between something thinkable and unthinkable is how long it’s been since something happened.

  • Adobe Walls

    What I find quite astounding is how many of the lefty pundits seem to believe that booting the likes of Murkowski in favor “extremists” will be our undoing. One side or the other is clearly delusional. I say 1894 rather than 1994. The difference between something thinkable and unthinkable is how long it’s been since something happened.

  • Adobe Walls

    What I find quite astounding is how many of the lefty pundits seem to believe that booting the likes of Murkowski in favor “extremists” will be our undoing. One side or the other is clearly delusional. I say 1894 rather than 1994. The difference between something thinkable and unthinkable is how long it’s been since something happened.

  • ducksinarow

    As an Alaskan, we quit taking the ADN newspaper over a year ago. So did all of my friends. What a liberal (CA owners) fishwrap. Not surprised they did not mention J. Miller on the front page. During Sarah’s book signing the only pics they would show would be the windblown, mouth open shots. Many many folks support Joe and after the steam settles down over Lisa, her supporters will jump on board for the good of the country, not just AK.

  • ducksinarow

    As an Alaskan, we quit taking the ADN newspaper over a year ago. So did all of my friends. What a liberal (CA owners) fishwrap. Not surprised they did not mention J. Miller on the front page. During Sarah’s book signing the only pics they would show would be the windblown, mouth open shots. Many many folks support Joe and after the steam settles down over Lisa, her supporters will jump on board for the good of the country, not just AK.

  • ducksinarow

    As an Alaskan, we quit taking the ADN newspaper over a year ago. So did all of my friends. What a liberal (CA owners) fishwrap. Not surprised they did not mention J. Miller on the front page. During Sarah’s book signing the only pics they would show would be the windblown, mouth open shots. Many many folks support Joe and after the steam settles down over Lisa, her supporters will jump on board for the good of the country, not just AK.

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