‘The militias’ man in the Senate?’
salon.com has learned that Alaska’s militia groups don’t always agree on whether or not participating in government is a good thing, but they seem generally enthusiastic about Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller’s stance on restricting the scope and reach of the federal government. Salon spoke to a few of the most prominent leaders, Ray Southwell, Schaeffer Cox and Norm Olson. Miller’s campaign didn’t respond to Salon’s requests for comment. Read more, here.
It’s important to note that the Salon article omits two facts that would give greater texture to the report: Schaeffer Cox founded the Second Amendment Task Force, and according to a March report from the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, was still leading the group then. And Olson recently stepped down from a bid for lieutenant governor on the Alaskan Independence Party ticket.
And incidentally, Ben Smith of Politico thinks this story contributes to the growing national legend that is “the ever-entertaining world of Alaska politics.”