Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Alaska Smacks Down Palin and Tea Party

Looks like Alaskans are less than impressed by Sarah Palin.  The mid term election votes are still being counted, but it looks like incumbent, Senator Lisa Murkowski,  running as a write in candidate, is going to have an improbable win over Tea Party and Palin endorsed  right wing Republican challenger, Joe Miller.  MIller won the Republican primary, but Murkowski looks set to win the election. The Alaska voters are speaking out loud and clear, and it's not an endorsement of either Sister Sarah or the Tea Party.

Certainly, when Katie Couric interviewed her on the CBS Evening News last night, Murkowski seemed confident of her win and personally, I can see why. She is refreshingly sane and a welcome voice of moderation in a sea of right wing dis-information and fear mongering. Here's what she had to say about Palin  when Katie asked her about Sarah Palin for President in 2012.

""I just do not think she has that -- those leadership qualities, that intellectual curiosity that allows for building good and great policies. You know, she was my governor for two years, for just about two years there, and I don't think that she enjoyed governing,"
Personally, it gives me hope for the country to see a moderate Republican winning in Alaska.  Time to reign in the right wing and get back to reality.

Thank you Alaska for " refudiating" Sarah Palin and the right wing extremism of the Tea Party Candidate


mommapolitico said...

Yes! Didja see the clips from Faux News, when the anchors thought they were off-air? Palin was the butt of every joke. And I think most GOP folks get it, and have had enough of her. Too bad, really...Palin 2012 would have been a true gift to the Dems! ;)
Great post, Girlfriend. Keep fighting the good fight!

pinkpackrat said...

Hmmmm no Momma, didn't see the clips but am definitely going to go look for them-- thanks for the heads up :-)