FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller was nearly fired from his job as a borough attorney in 2008 after using borough computers in an attempt to oust the chairman of the Republican Party of Alaska, former borough Mayor Jim Whitaker said Wednesday.
Whitaker said Miller’s actions violated the Fairbanks North Star Borough’s ethics policy but did not result in a termination because the borough needed Miller to continue working on its lawsuit about how much to tax the trans-Alaska pipeline system.
Miller eventually resigned from borough employment on Sept. 1, 2009. “I’m speaking now because this occurred on my watch as mayor, because I know the truth, and because I have an obligation to tell the truth,” Whitaker said in an interview with the Daily News-Miner.
He said that, as a former mayor, he would prefer not to be involved in “the political melee.” “I also felt it was appropriate to give Mr. Miller enough time to come forward himself,” Whitaker said. “It’s clear with his statements of the other day, he’s not going to do that.
Referring to the truth as innuendo and lies is not truthful.” Miller campaign spokesman Randy DeSoto refused to comment on Whitaker’s allegations. “We're not going to comment further on this, but the campaign released records this past July conclusively demonstrating that Joe was not fired, but resigned, on his own accord, in September of 2009,” DeSoto said in an e-mail.
Miller may have sort of quit, but Whitaker's characterization of what Miller did is at odds with Miller's protestations of not having done anything wrong in that job. Miller's characterization of people trying to get to the truth of this matter as lawbreakers, and as "attacking him personally," is simply untruthful.
II. Dennis Zaki's videos of Miller's non-press conference and, now, of Miller scampering around, on his way to be interviewed by FOX News' Greta van Susteren are fascinating. Jesse Griffin is right that :
It is fairly obvious that Joe Miller has never, and will never, care about issues in Alaska. He is running a national campaign, along with the other Teabagger candidates, to try and stop President Obama and hopefully make an opening big enough for Sarah Palin to drag all of her baggage through so that she will be a viable candidate in 2012. Sarah instructed Christine O'Donnell to "speak through Fox News" and clearly she has given the same instruction to her butt-boy Joe Miller.
After his time with Greta, Miller went over to kiss the Alaska press
Here's Dennis' video:
Update: The nub of this is that Miller hacked his co-workers' computers to hijack them to submit false votes for himself in an election.
Miller hacked his co-workers' computers to hijack them, to submit false votes for himself in an election.
How can you spin this any other way?
Two good, new articles up on this: