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October 05, 2010

Murky and the fondness for power


"I love you and hope you love do, right? Right?

Murkluski as Eva Peron. A photoshop from the collection.

Behold the effects of power + entitlement:

JUNEAU, Alaska -- U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski's campaign is warning Alaska broadcasters not to air ads by a national tea party group that the campaign says are "littered with lies and intentional mischaracterizations" about her and her write-in campaign.

Attorney Timothy McKeever, in a letter to broadcasters Monday, said they are under a "legal and moral obligation" not to air the new ads from Tea Party Express, which is supporting Joe Miller, the political upstart who defeated Murkowski in the August GOP primary.

How appropriate that a senator who refuses to heed the will of the primary voters is now asking her political critics to just hush all that bad talk about her. Why, it's almost as though her increasingly desperate quest to keep the power to which she thinks she's entitled is affecting her fundamental political and personal judgment. In general, I believe that politicians who are that desperate to cling to power should be kept as far away from it as possible.

This isn't just about Lisa Murkiwscoo and her sad bid to hold onto her senate seat. It's about something more fundamental - reminding politicians of the source of their power and who has the right, and sometimes the responsibility, to take it away from them. Lisa Murkooski has forgotten, or doesn't care, that in this country the power of government is derived from the people. When she agreed to be the GOP senator from Alaska, she knew the possibility existed that primary voters had the power to choose another to represent them in an election. Murkyspkis's refusal to submit to that agreement, and the will of the voters, shows a disdain not only for the process, but ultimately for the source of her power - the voters. Such arrogance should not be rewarded and it is for that reason I hope she soundly loses on November 2.

Oh, and some stricter sore loser laws might help as well.

(h/t: Hot Air)

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