Really? Who do you think you are Alaska voters? You wanna know about the Republican Teaparty candidate, Joe Miller? Well don’t ask Joe Miller, because Joe Miller is not talking about Joe Miller anymore…. well, not for the remainder of the campaign.
Who in their right mind would say something like this, while running for public office? The Republican candidate for Alaska actually met with reporters on Monday following an Anchorage Chamber of Commerce candidate forum at the Dena’ina Center. He made the statement after questions were being asked by the Alaska media, about his seven years spent as a part-time borough attorney.
Alaska media, more specifically the Alaska Dispatch, quoted an anonymous source claiming that in 2008, with the help of then Governor Sarah Palin, Miller used borough equipment and unsuccessful tried to oust state Republican Party Chairman Randy Ruedrich.
Joe Miller however, claims he is the victim of “journalistic impropriety.”
In his brief statement to reporters before making himself invisible, Miller said;
We’ve drawn a line in the sand. You can ask me about background, you can ask me about personal issues — I’m not going to answer.”
He went on to call the media’s inquiries a “political attack” against him, “an attack that is based upon avoiding the issues, where we’re at as a state, where we’re at as a nation and looking at other things that basically distract people’s attention.” Miller goes on to say;
“We are calling upon all responsible members of the media to focus on the issues, the legitimate issues and not repeat basically the lies and innuendos, not repeat the clear violations of law, but to focus on the issues at hand. Now I’ll admit, and I’ve said this before, I’m a man of flaws, there’s no question about it. You know, I wasn’t born with a silver spoon, I haven’t been born wealthy.”
And with that, Joe Miller and his wife Kathleen hastly exited down a stairwell and was gone.
So the line has been drawn in the sand. Alaska, you don’t need to know about Joe Miller and his alleged wrong-doings while he held a public office. You have no right asking about his character or how and why he made the decisions he made in that office.
No, don’t ask any questions Alaska. You’ll know the real Joe Miller after he wins the election and is representing you in Congress. Let’s hope that’s not too late.
- Joe Miller Almost Lost His Job After Ethics Violation, Former Mayor Says (huffingtonpost.com)
- Joe Miller Won’t Answer ‘Personal’ Questions About Professional Conduct (outsidethebeltway.com)
- Joe Miller Going Dark? Alaska GOP Candidate Won’t Answer Personal Questions (blogs.abcnews.com)