Joe Miller: Alaska Native corporations ran a 'slimy' election effort
"Lisa Murkowski proved this past week that she has learned nothing from the message of the midterm elections. The main issues that drove people to the polls and created a Republican landslide were the beliefs that our nation is on the wrong track and that government spending has gotten completely out of control.

Within weeks of the election, Alaska Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Mark Begich voted to retain the wasteful and corrupting earmarks they cherish. The new House majority, and even President Obama, have committed to banning earmarks.

No one should be surprised that Mrs. Murkowski is willing to make this last charge of the big spenders (no matter how futile) because she does have a lot of special interests to pay off, none more so than the Alaska Native Regional Corporations. These multibillion-dollar corporations, formed under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act and repeatedly protected from shareholder oversight by legislation shepherded by the Murkowski-Stevens-Young delegation, poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into the tiny Alaska media market in a slimy, no-holds-barred effort to keep Mrs. Murkowski in office.

Why? To guarantee these corporations' continued protection from federal and shareholder oversight and to maintain the exceptionally wasteful no-bid federal contracts awarded to their subsidiaries."

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