The Atlantic – Barbour: ‘No Excuse’ for Murkowski’s Write-In Campaign – Haleywatch

Sen. Lisa Murkowski lost the GOP primary in Alaska to Joe Miller. Now she’s launched a write-in campaign to get re-elected. There is no excuse for this campaign, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was right to demand her resignation from the GOP leadership.

If Barbour is trying to cozy up to both establishment Republicans and Tea Partiers in his op-ed, then his critique of Murkowski fits well within that paradigm, because her write-in bid has angered them both, and criticizing it endears Barbour to both factions within the broader Republican coalition.

The Atlantic
9/22/10