I have a new Republican I love: Lisa Murkowski.
She is the incumbent senator from Alaska who Sarah Palin hates. She lost to a bobo named Joe Miller in the Republican primary, then said, “Screw all y’all!” and ran as an independent. Palin, being Palin, cried and whined and thrashed—when watched as Murkowski, it appears, kicked Miller’s ass.
I probably agree with Murkowski on about 20 percent of the issues, but she’s neither crazy nor a wanker. Today she slammed Palin—a fellow Republican, albeit one she loathes—as unworthy of the presidency. Then she added this:
“I will tell you, I am not one of those who wants Obama to fail. If he does well, that means the country’s doing well. We don’t have time as a nation to spend all of what we do blocking. We have got to figure out how we get to a point where we can be sitting around the table and talking about these difficult problems and advancing some solutions.”
Amen, sister. Amen.