Lisa Murkowski has become the first successful
write-in candidate for the US Senate in more than fifty years. Lisa mounted a write-in campaign after she narrowly lost
Republican nomination to Joe Miller, a candidate supported by the Tea Party faction of the Republican Party. Her campaign team ran this adorable spelling bee advertisement
) after Joe Miller demanded
the exclusion of any ballots in which Ms Murkowski's name was misspelt.
Rusty Shackleford over at right-wing anti-Muslim jihad blog The Jawa Report
has posted that the Obama campaign, in an effort to portray Sarah Palin
a member of the secessionist Alaska Independence Party
, is engaged in a smear campaign
through the use of viral video and astroturf techniques on You Tube
. [more inside]
"The vice president says he would rather protect this refuge than gain the energy, but this is a false choice ..."
~G.W. Bush (on Gore's plan to keep the protected status of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, while Bush plans to open up parts of the protected land to oil prospecters.)