Lisa Murkowski: She’s changed, we haven’t.
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) released their latest commercial for the benefit of Scott McAdams, describing Lisa Murkowski’s mischaracterization of her political stances:
The video is great and the message is spot-on.
This gives me the opportunity to talk about a piece of Senator Frank Murkowski’s history where we can see Lisa following in her dad’s footsteps.
During the Rachel Maddow Show’s visit to Alaska, Lisa Murkowski discussed the time (back in the 80′s) that the Moral Majority took over the Republican Party (5:20 on the video):
What she does NOT discuss is how her father, then Senator Frank Murkowski, reacted.
I was lucky enough back then to forge friendships with some of the most politically savvy and influential women in Alaska. We all worked together in the Pro-Choice Movement and we were of all political stripes. (Most of the Alaska Republican women I knew were pro-choice at the time.) It was through these women that I learned a very important piece of information about Frank Murkowski…he was elected into office as a pro-choice Senator. However, much to the chagrin of the women who supported him, he bowed to the will of the Moral Majority and not only changed his leaning to anti-choice but took on their other “values” as well.
Bottom line…re-election was more important to Frank Murkowski than his integrity.
Sadly, he taught his daughter everything he knows, and she has taken it to heart.
Most of all GET OUT AND VOTE!!!!