Archive for June 20th, 2012
Failed U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller dismissed his lame lawsuit against the Fairbanks North Star Borough. He took $5,000 of the Borough’s money – a pittance by any measure – to avoid being forced to disclose who was paying his attorneys’ fees for his silly lawsuit.
So the obvious question is, what’s Joe hiding this time?
There’s not much question that he is hiding an inconvenient fact of some kind. It’s what he does. Joe wants to control what the public knows about him. Whether it’s committing crimes while employed at the the Borough, quitting without notice and getting blacklisted for three years, farm subsidies or a host of other entitlements, Joe’s record is a string of unsuccessful attempts to conceal the truth.
And we know Joe will do almost anything to hide the truth. He’ll have his goons handcuff a reporter who asks hard questions. He will lie like a rug. He’ll refuse to answer questions. And he will pout.
You think WC is overstating the facts? Compare Miller’s claims in his press release with the reality of a $5,000 settlement. When a litigant says “It was never about the money” you can be certain it was always about the money. Miller claimed in January 2011 that he had John Tiemessen’s law firm hired on a flat fee of $10,000 per month. Call it 18 months, or $180,000. And he settled for $5,000. Two weeks worth of fees. On the eve of being forced to say where all that money was coming form.
WC won’t presume to speak for other Alaskans, but that’s not the kind of candor, honesty and forthrightness that WC looks for in a candidate. It’s bad enough his politics are bizarre. What’s really scary is that you can’t trust him.
It’s very possible Miller will decide to run for office again. If so, it’s very likely he’ll try to hide the truth again. WC hopes that, this time, he’s called out early and often. Including explaining where the attorneys’ fees came from, and the timing of his “settlement.”