“If you run those nasty tea party ads, I’ll…I’ll sic my lawyer on you! And he’ll…well..
Attorney Timothy McKeever, in a letter to broadcasters Monday, said they are under a “legal and moral obligation” not to air the new ads from Tea Party Express, which is supporting Joe Miller, the political upstart who defeated Murkowski in the August GOP primary.
At issue is an ad the group unveiled Monday, entitled “Arrogant Lisa Murkowski — You Lost!” It seeks to paint Murkowski as more interested in political self-preservation than in serving the interests of Alaskans. It also claims she didn’t “earn” her Senate seat and that she “tried to manipulate the Libertarian party into giving her their slot” on the ballot — claims McKeever called “materially false.”
The Senate seat crack can be argued; she was after all legitimately elected once. But that’s a matter of opinion and so can’t be “materially” anything. And she certainly dis-earned her seat in the 6 years before 2010. And she (or her representative) did try to manipulate the LP : she was offering the possibility of a large vote total in exchange for the LP abandoning their principles. And Kohlhaas to his discredit was willing to at least listen.
The more I hear from her, the more tempted I am to see the final and merciful solution as setting the censorious hussy adrift naked on an ice floe.