Hey @LisaMurkowski – I can see 2022 from my house…
— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) October 5, 2018
Courtesy of The Hill:
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) appeared to challenge GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) to a primary race in 2022 after the senator voted against pushing Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court through to a final vote.
“Hey @LisaMurkowski – I can see 2022 from my house…” Palin tweeted at the senator, whose term ends in 2023.
Palin urged Murkowski on Thursday to “do the right thing” and publicly vote in favor of Kavanaugh’s nomination.
“Ms. Murkowski, Please Proceed,” Palin tweeted. “Just left messages w/Sen. Lisa Murkowski, one of the few holdouts on Judge Kavanaugh for SCOTUS. Please join me in asking her to do the right thing. It is time to proceed.”
I am not at all convinced that Palin would seriously think about challenging Lisa Murkowski in 2022, but if she were to throw her hat into the ring I can guarantee the Murkowski camp would think they had died and gone to heaven.
For one thing red state or not this Kavanaugh nomination is not going down well with the people of Alaska.
We have both Alaskan natives and Alaskan women all up in arms and ready to protest and vote against anyone who supports placing Brett “I like beer” Kavanagh on the Supreme Court.
Secondly just imagine the wealth of scandalous material that the Murkowski campaign could use against Palin.
Drunken brawls, domestic violence, reality shows, all of it would be fodder for campaign ads and debate zingers.
No, I think that Palin just likes to talk tough on the internet, and has no plans whatsoever to suffer yet another humiliating public defeat.
Which really is kind of too bad for us, because that would be a great deal of fun to watch.