With the Alaska Senate race results imminent, Sarah Palin and Lisa Murkowski should star in their own reality show.
These politicians have a classic, bitter rivalry. This isn’t a mild cat fight – these two have duked it out where it hurts.
Palin had posted video clips of their campaign debates on Facebook and wrote that Ms. Murkowski, if re-elected, would be “another Democrat in the Senate voting for the Obama agenda which is bankrupting us.”
The rivalry between Sarah Palin and Lisa Murkowski doesn’t seem to be about policy. It’s personal.
Palin calls Murkowski “the entitlement candidate,” because Murkowski was appointed to the Senate eight years ago by her father, Frank Murkowski, when he became governor in 2002. He could choose his replacement for the Senate seat and interviewed Palin for the job.
In her book, “Going Rogue,” Palin said Mr. Murkowski warned her repeatedly how hard it would be to care for children while working in the Senate.
“He then handed what was called the most coveted government job in the state to his daughter, Lisa, a mom with two young kids,” she wrote.
Palin has tried to unseat Lisa Murkowski twice, backing her opponent in the 2004 Republican primary and then this year Joe Miller.
But Murkowski refused to go away after she lost to Miller in the primary, who proved to be a “flawed” candidate, with an admission that he improperly used government computers for politics at his old job and lied about it.
Palin resorted to referring to Murkowski as an “out of touch liberal” at a Joe Miller rally. When he slipped in the polls, she doubled down in supporting him.
If Murkowski has won, this will be a setback for Palin.