Alaska Governor Frank Murkowski involuntarily retired yesterday when he came in third in his state’s Republican primary, polling just 19 percent of the vote.
So… um… where are all the headlines about crazed, right-wing extremists taking over the Republican Party? My God… the GOP rank and file tossed out an incumbent! Where’s the outrage? Where are the claims that Republican nominee Sarah Palin is the “al-Qaeda candidate”…?
Oh, and another difference between the reaction to this primary and the one in Connecticut:
Murkowski shook Palin’s hand in the middle of a crowd of her supporters.
“Congratulations, you’ve got my support. I’ll do everything to see that you’re elected,” Murkowski told her.
That’s because Murkowski is a Republican. But then, judging from his refusal to honor the will of Democratic voters, so is Joe Lieberman.