Thursday, September 30, 2010

Joe the Teabagger Gets Caught Measuring the DC Drapes on Twitter

From the New York Times' Caucus Blog:

Last night, Mr. Miller, the Republican and Tea Party-backed candidate for Senate in Alaska, released a string of Twitter messages that verged on the presumptuous, alluding to his future plans in Washington as the next senator from Alaska.

“Think I’ll do some house hunting while I’m in DC #teaparty #tcot #tpp #alaska #ak,” he wrote in his first message.

“Guess I should pick up some office furniture, as well, while in DC #teaparty #tcot #tpp #alaska #ak,” he followed up. “Then there’s the matter of a name plaque for the door #teaparty #tcot #tpp #alaska #ak.”

Mr. Miller ended with one last post: “My sincere appreciation for the warm welcome, including from future colleagues in DC #teaparty #tcot #tpp #alaska #ak.”

The campaign of Lisa Murkowski, the incumbent Republican senator who is now running a write-in campaign after Mr. Miller defeated her in their party’s primary, quickly seized on Mr. Miller’s Twitter stream, capturing a screen grab and sending it out under the subject, “Hubris.”

Mr. Miller has since deleted the Twitter messages — the most recent item on his stream is now a link to an interview he did with Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren — but they are still being circulated around the Twittersphere.

“I think I’m going to quote someone else who Tweeted this,” said Steve Wackowski, a Murkowski campaign spokesman, when asked for comment. “For someone who wants to be a freshman senator, this is pretty sophomoric.”

This is not Mr. Miller’s first mishap on Twitter. In August, he released a message that many interpreted as him comparing Ms. Murkowski to a prostitute, in which he wrote: “What’s the difference between selling out your party’s values and the oldest profession?” The message was soon deleted, and his campaign later apologized.

As Shannyn Moore observed yesterday on her radio program, regarding Miller's violation of the same Federal Election Commission rules that got Sen. Stevens into hot water, "Who's Joe gonna blame for this one?"

The Mudflats has a post up on this, with a screenshot of the tweets.


Anonymous said...

Must have been a very "warm welcome" indeed. Typical tea party hypocrite...first thing he plans on doing in Washington is to shop, while lecturing the rest of us about spending.

Anonymous said...

Miller: I can do whatever I want until the courts tell me I can't.

Sarah: Gooood boy! Good boy! That's my boy! Treats! Treats!

Anonymous said...

Sean Parnell endorses Joe Miller. Is there any backlash on him for this?

While he may not have known, I can tell you that if MY KIDS had friend who turned out to be up to mischief, I would seriously ethink them. Craig Campbel, his governor lite is the guy who oversees elections. Would he rig them for Miller? It wouldn't be hard with a write in candiate and an unknown.

Anonymous said...

Gov. Sean Parnell, Attorney General Dan Sullivan and Lt. Gov. Craig Campbell are charter members of Sarah's insider religious club. The State of Alaska's administration has demonstrated repeatedly over the last few years that it's more than willing to influence political outcomes in favor of Sarah's wishes.

Would they influence a senate election? Ya betcha!

honestyinGov said...

If Jo(k)e T-Bagger is in Wash looking for Housing... is Delaware close enough?

I'm sure COD would appreciate somebody paying for some of Her rent... She seems to be coming up short lately. How many Rooms at her House. Just imagine the little ' planning sessions ' the two of them would have around the fireplace together. I hope Twitler is not the jealous type... with Joe getting a prettier, younger ( less mean ) version Palin. Strictly ' platonic ' though, of COURSE...Cristine doesn't believe in Lusting.Just Roomies.

Anonymous said...

3 words....
What a douche!