Miller's wife briefly worked for him. SHE VOLUNTARILY LEFT HER JOB and took unemployment compensation! That's the GOP way:
"Do as I say, not as I do."
"Tea Party-backed Alaska Senate candidate Joe Miller (R) thinks federal unemployment insurance is constitutionally questionable. But it turns out his wife benefited from it in the early part of the decade -- after she left a job working for him.
According to a resume that she submitted to the state of Alaska in 2009, Miller's wife, Kathleen, worked for him briefly in 2002. In a statement yesterday, the Miller campaign acknowledged that she received unemployment benefits after she left.
'After leaving my office Kathleen did receive unemployment benefits for a short period of time,' Miller acknowledged. Unemployment benefits are typically only given to workers who are fired without cause or laid off."
Miller on unemployment compensation benefits:
"The unemployment compensation benefits have gotten -- first of all, it's not constitutionally authorized. I think that's the first thing that's gotta be looked at, so I do not favor their extension."Just like that other Alaska hypocrite, Joe Miller was FOR unemployment compensation benefits before he was AGAINST them--you know, like that "Bridge To Nowhere" that Palin was FOR before she was AGAINST it.
Must be a GOP Alaskan thing. Blatant political hypocrisy. Hoping no one will notice. Hey, Joe. We noticed and it's seedy. It's part of the GOP ethos: "I got mine; screw you."
That's the choice this November. The sleazies who yammer on about the sanctity of the Constitution while at the same time getting their greasy fingers on every piece of pork they can stuff in their sanctimonious pockets.
And speaking of sleaze--Republican candidate for governor of New York, Carl Paladino, [the guy who passed around racist and pornographic emails] is lagging behind New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo:
"A new Siena poll of likely voters has found Democrat Andrew Cuomo leading Republican Carl Paladino 56%-32% in the race for New York governor.
In addition, the poll finds that 61% agree with the statement "Carl Paladino is a loose cannon, who doesn't have the temperament to be governor," compared to 34% who disagree."
I've saved the silliest for last, since one should always "leave 'em laughing." The nuttiest of nutty candidates this year is another Tea Party candidate, Christine O'Donnell, who is running for the senate from the state of Delaware. I don't know what Deleware ever did to deserve such an embarrassingly kooky candidate for such a serious political office. I guess the people backing her thought, hey! pretty but with no knowledge of history, foreign or domestic policy worked for Sarah, why won't it work for Christine!
In addition to finding out that O'Donnell dabbled in witchcraft, we learned she lied about what schools she attended, she was delinquent in paying taxes, and her college tuition, she had to defend herself against allegations that she spent campaign money on personal expenses, she believes evolution is a myth, wonders why monkeys are not still turning into humans, and would have become a vegetarian, except she loves her meatballs. Yes she does. She sure loves her meatballs.
There you have it. This is the creme dela creme of the Tea Party movement. This is who they believe will best be able to deliberate on foreign and domestic issues that affect every American. We can either laugh, cry or gnash our teeth, but we cannot allow a goofball like her anywhere near the legislative process.
In her latest circus act, O'Donnell has put out a video where she employs the Nixonian defense:
"I AM NOT A WITCH!"
You can find it yourself on the "internets." I'm not going to promote another circus act.