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Joe Miller hires the "Christian Indiana Jones"; Obama packs bag lunch; Meg Whitman wastes $139 million

Don't mess with Joe Miller.

First, the Republican nominee for the Senate from Alaska caused a stir when the active-duty military bodyguards protecting him handcuffed a reporter who was trying to ask the candidate questions. Now comes word from Mother Jones that Miller has hired a consultant named Terry Moffitt who describes himself as the "Christian Indiana Jones" and claims to have "received death threats from a radial [sic] Islamic groups and been bitten by a very nasty spider in Australia."

"Radial" Muslims, in case you didn't know, are significantly more dangerous than those who use snow tires.

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Watch this drive.

President Obama is mere days from an election that will define the rest of his term, and he's clearly on his game. On Sunday, he devoted his precious time to a game of golf at Andrews Air Force Base.

But let it not be said that this president is out of touch with these austere times. According to the White House pool report, Obama "appeared to be carrying his own foil-wrapped sandwich."

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One hundred and thirty-nine million dollars later, Republican Meg Whitman's closing pitch in the California gubernatorial race begins with an admission that she's seen as "a billionaire with no government experience."

By Dana Milbank  | October 24, 2010; 11:17 PM ET
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