The Corner melt-down over Lisa Murkowski’s decision to run as an independent is something to behold:
This is outrageous. The Murkowski name should be struck from every temple, monument and obelisk in Alaska.
I think independent campaigns or party switches are forgivable or understandable on some grand issue of principle. Joe Lieberman’s steadfast support for the war comes to mind. But reading this, it sounds like Murkowski thinks she should run because the people who like her have told her what she wants to hear. How is she anything more than Arlen Specter in a dress?
I suppose I have to plead guilty to supporting her decision for the sole reason that it pisses off conservatives.