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.