Opponents accuse Miller of wanting to repeal 17th amendment
According to the Fairbanks News-Miner (and reported at PA early yesterday):
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller told a Fairbanks audience Monday that he would back an amendment to repeal the 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constititution.
Why would an opponent, drawing from a credible news source's attribution, be "accusing" Miller, when it appears that Miller proudly asserted his belief? You've got me.
The tone of KTUU's print piece on this is somewhat strange, turning the issue around from one of Miller having had made the statement in a public forum (not very well attended though - less than 200 in the Carlson Arena), to one of his opponents making accusations. Alaska journalism at its worst? No, but dismal.
II. For Alaska citizen journalism at its best, one needs look no further than the bombshell story broken Tuesday by Jeanne Devon at The Mudflats and at Huffington Post (where it was headlined for a couple of hours yesterday afternoon):
AK Muckraker has managed to get hold of emails from within Tea Party Central that show how thin-skinned Todd Palin can be. They also point toward what I've been predicting will happen - Palin's announcement on February 6th, 2011, that she will be starting an exploratory campaign setup for a presidential run in 2012.
Why that date? It will be Ronald Reagan's 100th birthday. She uses Reagan as her most frequent prop, and although I'm sure he'd be turning over in his grave if he knew who it is that seems to invoke his spirit most frequently in American politics, Ronnie's 100th and at his Presidential Library is the most likely place for the announcement.
III. This is already beginning to look like Joe the Teabagger's worst week yet, but there may be a lot more in store for the next John Lindauer before Friday afternoon gives him a bit of respite and time to visit with close friends.