Quote Of The Day: Murkowski v. Palin Edition

Lisa Murkowski

The normally cerebral Murkowski declared the gloves off. She said she was in the race to win it, asked Alaskans to stand with her, and she taunted Palin and a Republican establishment that saw her as going on a fool’s errand.

“Well, perhaps it’s time they met one Republican woman who won’t quit on Alaska,” she said to cheers in September, a not-so-subtle dig on Palin’s decision to step down early as Alaska governor.


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  1. mantis says:

    Why do you hate Palin so much? Obama quit his job too, you know (and he’s a Kenyan!). Palin is the smartesterest, best-looking, awesomest superwoman ever, and she’s going to be president of the universe in two years. You’re just scared of her because you hate women.

    There. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way…

  2. anjin-san says:

    Ouch! I wonder if Palin has any ability to counterpunch, or if the shrill whine we know so well is all she has.