Murkowski blasts ‘the Jim DeMint mentality’ 

Lisa Murkowski is honest that she’s for earmarks and against reform. Via Katrina Trinko at National Review, check out this Murkowski speech from an interview with the Anchorage Press:

The suggestion that Miller and I would have virtually similar voting patterns is just not valid. Consider earmarks — he’s signed two pledges to oppose any and all earmarks in the name of reducing federal spending. To suggest as Joe has that somehow or other if we eliminate all earmarks we’ll bring federal spending under control is deceptive to the nth degree. And Joe knows that. But he has bought into the Jim DeMint mentality and he’s engaging in these flip and easy answers that people shouldn’t be responding to, and that makes him dangerous for our state.”

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