Best Choice

It is difficult to believe at this point that even Joe Miller believes Joe Miller is the best person to represent Alaska in the U.S. Senate. His flawed character, his ethical challenges and his almost tedious tap-dancing around the truth would seem to make him a terrible choice.

As bad as it has been in the past few weeks, it gets only worse. Now we learn that, despite his telling two national cable television networks to the contrary, the Anchorage School District did not require Miller to hire the bodyguards – two of them on-duty military – for his town hall meeting Sunday during which an online editor was handcuffed and detained.

The district says ”there was no such requirement made of Miller – he only had to provide a hall and parking lot monitor, and advise participants of school district courtesy and food rules,” the Anchorage Daily News reported.

Last week, Miller was refusing to discuss his background or personal issues. That went out the window yesterday – on national television, of course. Miller’s desire to deal only with national media – spookily reminiscent of Sarah Palin taking her act on the road at taxpayer expense when she decided to find a bigger and better gig than governor – is telling. He clearly wants to avoid the people who know him best.

Ask yourself this: If he would do all this before his election, what would he do afterward?