MSNBC Reports Wrong Miller’s Retirement
If you were watching MSNBC Live this morning, you might be wondering why former and current Alaska Republican senatorial candidate Joe Miller is retiring in the middle of his campaign. It’s an unorthodox political strategy for someone who is not currently embroiled in scandal, and who stands a reasonable chance of walking away with the nomination for a second time. It appears that reports of his political death have been exaggerated. And so has his conversion to the Democratic Party, his relocation to California, and his service to the United States Congress since the early 1970s. Someone at MSNBC confused candidate Joe Miller with George Miller, 21-term Democratic congressman from California who came out with a statement today declaring his upcoming retirement.
Politico describes Congressman Miller as “Nancy Pelosi’s strong right arm and one of the top Democratic legislators of his generation.” He’s been in Congress since Alaska Tea Party candidate Joe Miller was 6 years old.
But hey. You can see how someone might make the mistake and put Joe Miller B-roll footage over the story of George Miller’s retirement. I mean, “Miller.” How many could there be?