When offered a direct choice, in other words, the majority of Alaskans chose the corrupt, big-spending Republican Party of Murkowski over the shallow, hypocritical radicalism of Miller.Like Applebaum, I don't think that a majority of Republican voters really wants smaller government; after all, dozens of Republican House candidates ran ads promising to restore Obama's Medicare cuts. But this set me musing: is it really true that our only choice is between, on the one hand, establishment corruption, and on the other, radicalism that is either hypocritical (Newt Gingrich, Rand Paul) or downright insane?
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Cynicism about Republicans and Others
Anne Applebaum sums up the Alaska senate race between establishment Republican Lisa Murkowski and Tea Partier Joe Miller: