The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Spelling ‘Bite Me’ Is Fun and Easy!

Not since Americans were intoduced to the term “Scozzafava” (a synonym for two-faced backstabber) has any new hipster phrase caught on as quickly as “Murkowski,” meaning selfish bitch. Earlier this week, Mel Bryant at Conservatives for Palin pointed out that even Lisa the Loser’s own staff can’t remember how to spell her name, as seen in […]

Dear God, Please, No!

Lisa Murkowski is as consumed with pathological narcissism as her worst enemies said? She’s listening to demented Palin-haters like Andrew Halcro and John Bitney? Ace is mocking the rumor/not-a-rumor, but trying to run as a write-in when your name is “Murkowski” is an epic case of mind-boggling stupid: U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has decided to run as a write-in […]

Establishment Turns Against Murkowski

Now that Joe Miller has won the Alaska GOP Senate primary, the Republican establishment is his friend: National Republican Senatorial Committee senior adviser and veteran GOP strategist Terry Nelson flew to Alaska Wednesday night to assist Republican Senate nominee Joe Miller’s campaign . . . Nelson is going up to meet Miller and his campaign […]

Lisa’s LP ‘Lifeboat’ Bid?

In the comments of yesterday’s post about Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s continuing push for the Alaska Libertarian Party nomination, commenter “Carl” offered a theory that libertarian blogger Thomas Knapp finds sensible: What she’s looking for is a lifeboat — a nice, lucrative job as a corporate lobbyist, VP of a “defense” contractor firm, something like that that keeps her […]

Meet Team Joe

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 […]

The Night They Drove Old Murky Down

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Front page of the local paper: “Murkowski concedes” not “Miller wins.” It’s about her, you see? And notice how, by delaying her concession until the absentees were counted, Murkowski cheated Miller’s supporters out of their chance to celebrate together on Primary Night. A volunteer at Joe Miller campaign HQ checks Ace of Spades […]


ANCHORAGE, Alaska UPDATE Midnight ET (4 p.m. local) — The AOSHQ flaming skull dipped in pudding? Where’s Norah O’Donnell now that we need her? UPDATE 11 p.m. ET (7 p.m. local) — It’s over. I just returned to Joe Miller campaign HQ after attending Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s concession speech on the other side of town. […]

Greetings From Anchorage!

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Whenever I’m staying in a hotel, it is my habit to laud my hosts with adjectival praise, as for instance when I attended Right Online in Las Vegas at the luxurious Venetian Resort Hotel. In keeping with this tradition, I can now describe my current abode as an adequate motel near the Anchorage airport. Good news: It’s only $60 […]

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