As if Lisa had a clue what Governor Palin thinks about first thing in the morning. Also stunning is the fact that Lisa was handed her position of power by her father, yet still finds herself a worthy arbiter of leadership.
Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowki told CBS News' Katie Couric today that she would not support Sarah Palin for president because Palin lacks the "leadership qualities" and "intellectual curiosity" to craft great policy."You know, she was my governor for two years, for just about two years there, and I don't think that she enjoyed governing," Murkowski said. "I don't think she liked to get down into the policy." The Alaska senator added that she prefers a candidate who "goes to bed at night and wakes up in the morning thinking about how we're going to deal with" important issues.
Then, as someone who FAILED her bar exam FOUR TIMES, Murkowski has the nerve to say that Governor Palin lacks "intellectual curiosity." Perhaps if Murkowski had any intellectual curiosity herself, she may have realized that daddy couldn't hand her a law license. There are still some standards to obtain that credential in Alaska.
The notion that Governor Palin lacks the intelligence to "craft great policy" is both insulting and bereft of fact. Murkowski, with no real policy accomplishments of her own, acts as though ACES and AGIA never happened. Lisa also doesn't take into account the years Governor Palin spent as a City Council Member, a Mayor, and AOGCC Chair either. All positions which required more than just simple "curiosity" to serve her constituents.
The CBS "report" goes on to talk about the "acrimonious history" between Governor Palin and Murkowski. They repeat the past snipes from Lisa towards the governor regarding her resignation from office. Then the "report" quotes Governor Palin's Facebook page, speaking about Murkowski, when she wrote that she had "never seen a candidate stoop as low as was seen last night in Alaska's senatorial debate." However, CBS omitted the reason Governor Palin wrote that. In case you forgot, Murkowski questioned Joe Miller's honor during a debate. Joe Miller is a West Point graduate and a decorated combat veteran, so the governor was quite correct with her statement.
After talking about the history between Governor Palin and Murkowski (minus the governor's side), the "report" continues:
In the interview with Couric, Murkowski said she did not have much of a relationship with Palin, though she said their interactions were "always professional."
"We just don't really have much in common - I mean, we don't talk to one another," she said."We have common interests in a shared love for our state, and I would like to think that if there were an opportunity to help do something good for Alaska, she would call me, or I could call her," Murkowski added. "But in fairness, she is not really that keyed into the state anymore. She is looking, obviously, at a bigger pond, and so we don't see her up north as much." (The comment comes one day after the debut of Palin's reality show, which is meant to showcase the state.)
I've got to hand it to CBS for that last part. Although it is glaring right at the readers, they still point out how foolish Murkowski looks trying to insinuate that Governor Palin wasn't "keyed into the state [Alaska] anymore," a day after the premier of Sarah Palin's Alaska on TLC.
Lisa Murkowski isn't entirely wrong in this interview talking about her relationship with Governor Palin. She said, "We just don't really have much in common." I couldn't agree more. Lisa Murkowski shares none of the quality character traits of Governor Palin. She isn't a self-made woman like the governor - instead she was handed her whole life on a platter. Governor Palin is a woman of principle versus a woman who clings to power. Governor Palin is person who respects the will of the people. Murkowski put on a clinic during this last election about ignoring the voters and holding on to power at any cost. Lisa Murkowski goes to Washington to serve her political interests and the interests of those who fund her ride, no matter the cost to the people. Governor Palin's political backers are the people.