Our old pal, the Jesus-mouthed, Tacoma-based, dirty trickster, and ex-KVI talk host Floyd Brown is working the failing ballot recount campaign of Joe Miller, Sarah Palin's handpicked teaparty bagger Senate candidate for Alaska.
Always helpful, Floyd jumped into the fray, volunteering his considerable experience in skewing and schmutzing election results. You can bet, Floyd's there merely to see to the honesty of the process... to count ballots for the good of the order, blessed, would-be shit disturber that he is. Who's Floyd Brown, you ask? Read his reviews:
He's “one of the nation’s dirtiest political strategists” (USA Today); "the lowest form of life." (George H.W. Bush) "a slimy thug for hire," (George Stephanopoulos). Read our Floyd Brown file here.
Amanda Terkel, tenacious HuffPo reporter wrote this about Brown's contributions in Fairbanks:
On Thursday, Brown raised the possibility of voter fraud and suppression, although according to the Associated Press, he offered basically no proof to back up these charges. (He did present an affidavit from a Fairbanks poll watcher, who said he saw an unsecured ballot box that left him wondering "about the integrity of our state operation of polling places.")
It's not working. The recount seems not close enough for the amoral moralist Floyd to work his miracles. It appears Lisa Murkowske, Merkowski, Mercowsky, Murkowski, the establishment Republican incumbent, is winning handily despite being written off by the media and Senate Republicans after she lost the primary in the ill-attended, but heavily Tea Party Express-funded primary last summer.
Tea-party baggers crowed, and counted their political poultry until Miller opened his mouth and, with new puffery, began making boffo, paranoid, policy blartations about blowing up "the entitlement state," handcuffed a reporter during a debate, all the while forgetting to shave. (Our working theory is that he misread his elderly teaparty constituents who distrust a man who doesn't shave in the morning. Geezers just might have mistook him for a "hippy." a much-maligned cultural group from an era only they remember... and not fondly.)
As with a radio station who would hire Brown, it tells you a lot about the moral compass of a candidate and the tea-party who let a Floyd Brown within the 10-foot pole range of an even failed election.
His great victory in the Citizens United decision has apparently given him renewed moral standing with the right-wing mainstream. He's one of them again after many years treading a desert of his own making. (We'll challenge again our loyal conservo-libertarian commenters to explain how this decision, which opened floodgates to unlimited anonymous money in our elections, expanded anyone's libberdees besides those of deep-pocketed corporate and labor union interests).