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Murkowski defends write-in

By Howard Kurtz  | September 19, 2010; 6:50 PM ET
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The voters of Alaska spoke at the ballot box, and they voted Murkowski out . . . what about that doesn't she get? What she's doing is showing that Alaskans were right in not voting for her - she's only loyal to herself, not to Alaskans, and not to the Republicans who backed her leading up to the election (until they heard the people's voice)

Me-Me-Me-Murkowski, the Alaskans don't want you in office. If you truly cared about what they wanted, you would have voted for what they wanted while you were supposed to be representing them. You didn't. They saw the light. You lost. End of story. Can't you at least be gracious in defeat?

Posted by: Sara15 | September 19, 2010 8:08 PM | Report abuse

Lisa Murkowski says several times in an interview that she wants to give Alaskan voters a choice, an opportunity. As event the CNN wank can’t help but observe, Alaskan’s were given a choice and they chose Miller. She ran, Alaska voted, she lost.

So what is this really about? Ah, it’s really that pesky “group from California” - the Tea Party Express. Parse this and Lisa clearly believes that the election, HER election, HER seat – the she got as a prezzie from Daddy – was stolen. For this to happen – it follows that the voters of Alaska, as characterized by Lisa, are dupes and rubes, racists and rabble who only voted “against” her. This is akin to Jimmy Carter’s famously fatuous claim in 2000 that “if all the votes are counted in Florida, it’s not possible for George Bush to win”. Well, all the votes in Florida were counted twice, thrice, 30 times, and for years after it was finalized were the Boston Globe and Newsweek still counting and never once did Al Gore come out the winner.

All the votes in Alaska were counted and counted fairly and under intense scrutiny. Lisa – you lost. And yes, it probably smarts, a lot, to hear varied liberal pundits offer their candour on what a lousy campaign you ran and how you ran a campaign that was dismissive of any possibly outcome other than your – owed – victory.

No one - Lisa, pay attention, dear, and listen carefully – NO ONE is fooled by this patently sour grapes spoil sport fit of petulance. You are trying to do one thing and one thing only – punish Miller, the TEA Party, and , ( presumably ), the ungrateful voters of Alaska. Both you and this gambit are transparently venal.

Solomon once offered to cut a baby is half to salve the dispute between to contending mothers. The true mother – the one who truly cared about her child, someone outside herself, chose to give up the babe, save it’s life, rather than yield to her own “rights”. Lisa, your are the second woman, who would see the babe killed out of spite rather than concede, with grace a dignity. Long may you become this mantle.

Posted by: China_Rider | September 20, 2010 9:01 AM | Report abuse

Howard, I know your part of the establishment who laments the unwillingness to reach across the aisle and "compromise", but I don't think you see the entire picture. Government has gotten so big and so expensive, the time for compromise passed us about 25 years ago. Immigration? The 1986 travesty of a bill was the compromise. Government spending? 40 years of deficit spending was the compromise. Government programs? Don't we have enough of them?

The voters have hit a wall. NO MORE! No more taxes, no more programs, no more spending.

Posted by: dirtyharry667 | September 20, 2010 5:47 PM | Report abuse

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