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Joe Miller caught putting the tweets before the votes


Joe Miller and his wife Kathleen, 2010. (AP/Michael Dinneen)

What a week for GOP Twitter slips! First Meghan McCain tweeted she was partying in Las Vegas when she was supposed to be speaking at Juniata College. On Wednesday, Joe Miller implied that he'd all but won Alaska's Senate seat -- six weeks before the election.

Miller, the tea party candidate who beat Lisa Murkowski in the primary, was fundraising in Washington when he sent out some presumptuous tweets: "Think I'll do some house hunting while I'm in DC" . . . "Guess I should pick up some office furniture, as well" . . . "Then there's the matter of a name plaque for the door." He ended with one last thought: "My sincere appreciation for the warm welcome, including from future colleagues in DC."

The tweets were quickly deleted, but not before write-in contender Murkowski's team weighed in ("hubris") and Democratic candidate Scott McAdams wrote, "While you're in DC picking out office furniture, I'm in Anchorage introducing my plan to get Alaskans back to work."

Miller's campaign explained away the gaffe Thursday: The tweets came from a campaign volunteer who had access to Miller's account, spokesman Randy DeSoto told the Associated Press.

By The Reliable Source  | October 1, 2010; 1:04 AM ET
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Comments

Once again, Mr. Miller ducks responsibility.

Posted by: snowyphile | October 1, 2010 8:05 AM | Report abuse

Ahh, the Tea Party. The party of responsibility.... or not.

Posted by: baldinho | October 1, 2010 11:43 AM | Report abuse

A staffer did it? Come on! If you can't exercise more control over your own tweets than that, you don't deserve elective office. What's next, Miller? The dog ate my homework?

Posted by: freedomgirl1 | October 1, 2010 11:55 AM | Report abuse

Ah the old blame it on a staffer excuse. So much for 'fresh ideas.'

Posted by: dre7861 | October 1, 2010 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Pulleeze! Although considering how much prettier he is then his wife (and she will get crucifed about that hair) a larger concern might be how much discretion he exhibits on long layovers between flights between here and Alaska. His political views might be narrow minded but I definitely see the potential for a "wide stance".

But meanwhile, does anyone remember what it means to have a sense of humor? If we keep it up we will be a town of droids.

Posted by: SoCali | October 2, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

My God! Scott Mcadams looks better every day. Hope Alaskans have the sense to send Scott to Washington DC.

Posted by: wmdr10 | October 5, 2010 11:01 PM | Report abuse

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