Breaking news: Libertarians drop bombs!
F-bombs, that is. Sorry, was that headline more sensational than it had to be?
The Executive Committee of the Alaska Libertarian Party held an emergency meeting yesterday to discuss the contested primary results in the Republican Senate primary.
Particularly, whether or not they should put Lisa Murkowski – the “moderate” Republican incumbent who lost a close primary to Tea Party favorite candidate Joe Miller last week – on the Libertarian ticket.
The meeting was contentious at first. Two board members who were clearly on the Tea Party friendly Joe Miller side were combative before they realized that the other three board members agreed with them on the essentials. At a number of points the meeting even digressed into name-calling. The ‘F’ bomb was even tossed around a number of times…
The vote on Murkowski was taken at about halfway through the meeting which lasted a total of 3 hours. After the result was clear, tempers calmed down, and the 5 member board moved forward with plans on how to announce the results to the media.
I guess they figured that backing a centrist over a more libertarian type like Joe Miller would lose them more credibility in the state than they’d gain by electing Senator LINO.