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Sarah Palin: “Hey Lisa Murkowski – I can see 2022 from my house”

Sarah Palin: “Hey Lisa Murkowski – I can see 2022 from my house”

2022 Alaska Senate battle almost certain, but will it be Palin or someone else?

Lisa Murkowski voted against closing debate on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.

That vote, has it not passed, would have killed the nomination.

Murkowski said she still hasn’t decided how she will vote on the final vote, but the damage is done.

Unless something crazy happens between today and tomorrow (always a possibility), Kavanaugh will be confirmed, no thanks to Murkowski regardless of how she votes in the final vote.

Sarah Palin issued a tweet suggesting a possible challenge to Murkowski in 2022, when Murkowski is up for reelection:

2022 is a long way away, and Palin didn’t explicitly say she’d challenge Murkowski. And the tweet was issued from Palin’s account, but not by Palin herself (tweets by Palin herself are signed “SP”). But it’s hard to imagine the tweet went out without her approval.

But expect some Republican to challenge Murkowski after this betrayal.

Of course, Murkowski has been challenged before, when Joe Miller beat her in the Republican primary in 2010 and she won as a write-in candidate.

Stay tuned.


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I have heard rumours to the effect that Palin may be moving to Texas, where Bristol has already apparently relocated. If anyone can definitely either confirm or deny . . . .

Run Sarah, run!

practicalconservative | October 5, 2018 at 4:50 pm

That would be a condign fate for Murkowski.

They don’t realize the Kraken they’ve released.

I don’t know if Legal Insurrection takes requests, but how about someone giving us a rundown on how Murkowski won her last election. I would be especially interested in knowing where she got the funds to run a Senate campaign as a write-in.

    Stan25 in reply to Matt_SE. | October 5, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    Murkowski got her money to run the write campaign in 2010 from her own deep pockets and the family cronies of her father. Her father was frank Murkowski, the long time Senator of Alaska. Murkowski was first elected to the Senate when Alaska was granted statehood in 1959. If there is a very excellent example of the deep state look at the cronism that was Alaska politics before Sarah Palin became Governor. Lisa Murkowski inherited the seat from her father when he passed in the late 1990s.

    MaggotAtBroadAndWall in reply to Matt_SE. | October 5, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    I remember “alaskabob” made some interesting comments about Alaska polling; Murkowski; who supports Murkowski and some other stuff in a comment a few days ago.

    Maybe he mentioned something about who financed her campaign. The thing I DO remember him saying is that the polling showed support for Kav among Alaskans was 50/50, but among Murkowski supporters 65% believed Ford. The implication was that more non-Republicans support Kav than Republicans. That didn’t make sense to me. So I remembered it because it surprised me.

    It also made me think that if Murkowski believed the polling was accurate, she was probably going to be a “no” on Kav.

    And here we are.

      “”The implication was that more non-Republicans support Kav than Republicans.””

      I think that’s a misreading of the statistics. It’s far more likely (given that she won as a write-in candidate vs the Republican) that the differential is either non-party and Democrat voters.

        txvet2 in reply to txvet2. | October 5, 2018 at 7:36 pm

        “that the differential is non-party and Democrat …..”

        Oh, for that edit function. Of course, I could use the “Preview” function, but that would imply that it’s all my own fault and not the format.

Why does Sarah always look so good?

    C. Lashown in reply to NotKennedy. | October 5, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    She’s happy is my guess; shining eyes and a smile does wonders.

    Eastwood Ravine in reply to NotKennedy. | October 5, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    She’s a happy warrior when it comes to politics and patriotism. I personally met her 7 years ago, television and print do not do her justice. She is absolutely radiant, with a magnetic personality.

    There is a reason why the Obama machine was terrified she might have run in 2012.

Murkowski should have been retired long ago.

I’d move to Alaska just to vote for her if she ran.

America needs Sarah Palin. We tried to elect her before but her running mate got in the way.

Murkowski is scum. Anybody by her.

Sara, just do it!

Sarah would win.
But, she is such a good sport that she would meet Lisa the day she was released from the Hospital, out in the parking lot, and send her back in.

I was a supporter of Sarah Palin’s back in the day. A lot of the criticism I heard, both privately & in print, I believed to be based on class. Palin was not deemed to be of the same class as educated, sophisticated suburban women. A more accurate criticism, in my view, is that she lacks the resilience necessary for today’s dirty politics. Liberals positively hounded her, and she resigned as governor in mid-term. Her resignation was my first clue at how mean state politics are. Sarah Palin doesn’t need that. She has a large family, lots of outdoor activities. I think she has the perfect balance right now.

    maxmillion in reply to CincyJan. | October 5, 2018 at 11:48 pm

    That resignation in the middle of her governorship will haunt her if she runs for the Senate.

      Only if people keep bringing it up and not listening to why. She was being bankrupted by frivolous lawsuits by the corrupt liberal establishment politicos in Alaska. That trivial little detail pales in comparison to the dark evil Sarah is fighting.

      Alaska is a very corrupt state. Almost the entire state is owned by the US government. It is government by a small corrupt group led by the Murkowski tribe. And every citizen is entitled to a big welfare check from the oil business.

      It’s up to voters to join in the fight. Keep primarying Murkowski and forcing the corruption to the surface. I can’t believe that she can survive losing her own party primary again and having to snake back in through the back door.

Maxmillion … Maybe not … In fact it may be a benefit … If she can effectively explain why

Murkowski on Kavanaugh today sounds suspiciously like conservative #NTers on Trump in 16.

Looking at this picture reminds me that Hillary was never attractive, ever.

I was wrong about one prediction: I assumed the officeholders Collins and Murkowski would both vote yes because of the possible political backlash. I didn’t anticipate Murkowski to vote the other way. It was always a crapshoot which way Flake would go (in this case, I guess he figured a yes vote would secure his post-Senate earnings).

But I was right about a couple of other things: it will be political suicide for Murkowski (the backlash started instantly, as this article shows).

Also, the political fence-sitting posers announced their intent as soon as Kavanaugh had 50 votes. The point is to signal early for them so they can get the maximum benefit from their posturing.

I still somewhat dread the final vote and chances for more intrigues, but I’m looking forward to this finally being over.

I doubt Palin can win because Alaska is such corrupt state with a large number of idiots on the oil dole (if they elected her they would still get it) but she could endorse another to get rid of the murkowski pig.