Dang, that word is funny.
So, as we all know already, we’ve got Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and Lieutenant Governor Sean Parnell on one side of the Alaska Republican Party, and Representative Don Young and former Senator Ted Stevens on the other side, and they clearly dislike each other.
What with the AK Republicans (officially), headed by Palin, pumping out hot air calling for Begich to resign, it seems that (according to info from here and Politics1.com) that Young might even be taking Begich’s side in this dispute. Not to mention that Begich (easily) called Palin’s bluff on the resignation request.
And of course, the best part of this is that Young now wants Stevens to primary Palin. Battle of the century, eh?
Is this fun? [y/n]
More discussion/questions below the fold.
Also, has Palin “overmisestimated” her own political capital? How much pull do Young and Stevens still have? Does Lisa Murkowski’s now-pretty-good favorables actually show that voters are done with the whole “anti-Frank-Murkowski/Don-Young/Ted-Stevens” mood?
And what if Stevens actually were to primary Palin? Who might win the primary, and how bloody would it be, and who do we have waiting in our wings? What’s the likelihood that Stevens would actually do this? (Somehow I think he won’t.)
And if he doesn’t, would the Stevens wing of the R party have anyone else to run? I hear that the Alaska legislature doesn’t seem to like Palin that much these days…
And is Parnell up for more shenanigans next year?
And is shenanigans a funny word?