The Miller campaign's response to queries from The Dispatch on the subsidy payments show a disturbing trend from a candidate who is already fully disliked by 52% of Alaska's voting public:
[Miller spokesman Randy] DeSoto said that it was standard practice for farmers to receive the subsidies in Kansas and that the nation was in a much better financial situation at the time that Miller received the funds.
“This was back in the 90’s, the situation the country was in was far different than now,” he said.
Hey, Joe! I just pulled out my well-thumbed copy of the U.S. Constitution. I'm looking for the constitutional argument for taking Federal farm subsidies for not growing anything, and living a few thousand miles away from the land. Looking in the index for the term "standard practice," I'm drawing a blank, Joe.
Joe's lies and distortions about his past and present bode ill for the Tea Party prima donna. The only things he has going for him at this point are the supine nature of Alaska's mainstream media outlets, especially the Anchorage Daily News, and the Alaska voting public's strange love affair, amply demonstrated over the years, for crooks and liars.
Hats off to The Mudflats and The Alaska Dispatch for their work on this.
Democratic Party nominee Scott McAdams has a tough fight ahead, as the Rasmussen poll clearly indicates. But the Murkowski campaign is just getting started, and their target will not be Sitka Mayor McAdams. As a commenter at Daily Kos observed the other day, briefly encapsulating Murkowski's probable motive for fighting on:
She wants to fuck up Palin and the dude that called her a whore...
Stay tuned. There is no way in the world Joe the Teabagger's negatives are going down at this point in the race.