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Election 2010, Lisa Murkowski, Joe Miller, Politics, Alaska Senate Race


So bad is it that I had to Google around to make sure that this really is her official campaign YouTube account and not some pro-Murky fan freelancing for her. I don’t know where to begin. How about with the fact that it’s three times longer than it needs to be? Or that it draws an implicit analogy between voters and young children? Or that the production is embarrassingly amateurish even by the standards of political ads? Or that the whole 50s B&W newsreel conceit is a distraction from the important how-to points they’re trying to make? They could have done a simple one-minute ad beginning with 30 seconds of Murkowski running through her “Alaskans need a real choice” schtick and then 30 seconds of her explaining how to write in her name properly. (The two-step process is important: Apparently, if you write her in but forget to fill in the oval, the vote doesn’t count.) Instead, this. Amazing.

Meanwhile, she’s telling the AP that, apparently, the GOP’s not supposed to support its duly elected party nominees when the nominee isn’t “quality.” Like, for instance, Bronze-Star-winning West Point and Yale Law grad turned federal magistrate judge Joe Miller.