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Thursday, October 07, 2010

Alaska: The state that's a 1960's sitcom come to life
Posted by Jill | 9:56 PM
DCap is usually the one who puts bobbing heads of contemporary wingnuts on video from old sitcoms, so if you're reading this, DCap, and you want to run with this, be my guest.

When I was a kid, there were a lot of dumb sitcoms that revolved around Aren't Those Yokels Funny. Whether it was Petticoat Junction, Green Acres, The Beverly Hillbillies, or The Andy Griffith Show, there were always people who were the TeeVee Industry's idea of hicks doing goofy things.

We wrote the other day about how Alaska Senate candidate Joe Miller believes that unemployment compensation is unconstitutional for everyone but his own family. Blue Girl is reporting on the Great Game of Biggest Dickus being played out in Alaska between the patriarch of the Wasilla Hillbillies and The Hypocrite Who Would Be Senator. Now there's more on said Hypocrite, as it turns out that like another Senate candidate who can't manage money and is basically a Jim Bakker-type huckster while talking fiscal conservatism for everyone else, Joe Miller is sitting on a fair amount of credit card debt:
Republican Joe Miller has filed his financial disclosure forms with the Senate. The documents, which detail the finances and potential conflicts of all senators and Senate candidates and are a requirement of both, were turned into the Senate public records office Thursday afternoon.

Miller was supposed to turn his form in sometime in April, when he had more than $5,000 in campaign donations in his campaign account. He never turned one in, though – an omission that the campaign said was unintentional. However, both Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Democrat Scott McAdams filed their forms. There's more information here about what's in their disclosures.

He could face fines for turning the disclosure form in late; no one with the Senate Ethics office was available for comment Thursday. However, there's a $200 penalty for filing even one month past the due date and failing to file the disclosure forms entirely can result in a fine of up to $50,000.

Miller also has a substantial amount of credit card debt, including between $35,003 and $80,000 on three separate charge accounts: two cards charging 10.24 percent interest with Bank of America and one zero percent interest loan with USAA Federal Savings Bank.

Anyone see a pattern here with these people? The majority of teabaggers running for office seem to have financial problems, and while they decry government spending and government size, they seem awfully anxious to get their hands on a government paycheck to pay off their own debts -- while campaigning on platforms of fiscal responsibility.


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Anonymous Mara said...
How about instead of a fine they just let his house burn down?