(Hilarious Update) Lisa Murkowski’s legal guns hold a litigation gun/prevent free speech to local Alaska radio station
The people respond with humor. The reason for Murkowski doing this? Evidently there were some Alaskan judges in where it could be argued legislated from the bench. Therefore, the local radio host got ticked and encouraged people to register as write-in candidates. Over 100 people entered with lets just say “creative” names that looked like Lisa Murkowski’s name.
And Sarah Palin weighs in:
Yesterday, Lisa Murkowski’s hired guns threatened radio host Dan Fagan, and more importantly, the station that airs Fagan’s show, with legal action for allegedly illegal “electioneering.” The station, unlike Murkowski, who is flush with millions of dollars from vested corporate interests, does not have a budget for a legal defense. So it did what any small market station would do when threatened by Beltway lawyers charging $500 to $1000 an hour – they pulled Dan Fagan off the air.
Does all this sound heavy handed? It is. It is an interference with Dan Fagan’s constitutional right to free speech. It is also a shocking indictment against Lisa Murkowski. How low will she go to hold onto power? First, she gets the Division of Elections to change its write-in process – a process that Judge Pfiffner correctly determined had been in place without change for 50 years. She is accepting financial support from federal contractors, an act that is highly questionable and now pending before the FEC. And today, she played her last card. She made it clear that if you disagree with her and encourage others to exercise their civic rights, she’ll take you off the air.
And this from a senatorial candidate who will caucus with the GOP? I am used to seeing thug tactics like this from the Democratic Party. This woman isn’t worthy of the honor of serving the people of Alaska as Senator. To charge “electioneering” is outright absurd but people with big bucks can sue anyone who doesn’t have the adequate resources to defend themselves. Shut the opposition up by filing costly lawsuits and ruin someone. Unreal! Vote Joe Miller on November 2nd.