Friday, October 29, 2010
Lisa Murkowski's last-ditch effort to stay employed
Unless you've been tweeking crystal meth. or playing Farmville on Facebook for the past two days, you've probably heard about the judges ruling in Alaska, on behalf of a Lisa Murkowski supporter, which says that polling places must provide voters with the names of all registered write-in candidates. The Murkowski camp was afraid that Alaskans couldn't remember how to spell "Murkowski" thus voiding their votes.
Hilariously, as a result of this ruling, hundreds of Alaskans have registered as write-in candidates, probably many with names resembling the spelling of Murkowski's. Now the polling places have to provide a confusing, pages-long list of all write-in candidates' names from which voters can choose. In her craven determination to retain that which she believes she is rightfully entitled, she may have cost herself what little shot she actually had at getting it.