Guess Who Came to the Office?
Sorry. Didn’t mean to alarm you.
No, this is not a clever photoshop job. “You never know who will stop by the office,” was the status update accompanying this photo on Senator Mark Begich’s Facebook page.
It seems that former Republican nominee for US Senate Joe Miller (right), and his wife Kathleen happened to be in DC, and stopped by the Senator’s office. It wasn’t to discuss a potential contest between the two for Senate in 2014, but something of a more personal nature.
The Millers’ son Jacob was nominated to the US Military Academy at West Point. Mr. Miller Sr. is a West Point grad. Miller the younger was nominated by all three members of Alaska’s congressional delegation. And yes, the Millers even stopped in to thank Senator Lisa Murkowski who ran a successful (and sometimes controversial) write-in campaign against Miller, the Republican nominee. Since that time Miller has often thrown barbs at Murkowski, whom he perceives as too centrist for his taste. Miller is a Tea Party darling.
But in matters of a more personal nature, the ex-wannabe-Senator engaged in 10 or 15 minutes of “friendly Alaskan conversation,” according to the Daily News. He and Murkowski talked about family and the weather.
Begich said it doesn’t matter what party someone belongs to or who they’re related to. He said the younger Miller had good credentials, and he recommended him.
He said the Millers stopped by to thank him for the recommendation. He also said Joe Miller told him he hadn’t decided whether to run for Begich’s seat in 2014.