Yet another great summary of the Begich Stevens race in Daily Kos today. Markos Moulitsas talks about how in each election cycle he has certain personal favorites he likes to keep a close eye on. This time one of them is Mark Begich.
Usually listening to someone outside Alaska talk about their own local politics feels about as interesting as watching their 3-hour vacation slide show of the Bahamas. We nod politely and hope it ends soon. We get so caught up in our own little world up here, we forget that our local politics are SO outrageous, it even appeals to those outside! What’s not to love? We’ve got it all. Drama, deceit, greed, bribery, indictments, felony convictions, corruption, big corporations, environmental issues, nepotism….throw in some goodies like “Series of Tubes” and Coconut Road, and a few eccentric characters like Hulk-tie-wearing Uncle Ted, Don ‘the biting mink’ Young, and Lisa “Who’s Yer Daddy?” Murkowski, and it surprises me it’s not a made-for-TV movie yet.
It was great fun reading through the comments and getting some perspective on how closely many are watching this race, and how many are tossing $20 or $25 into the coffers.