Republican Party candidate for U.S. Senate Joe Miller canceled a planned appearance today at the Anchor River Inn in Anchor Point. Miller will not visit the lower Kenai Peninsula today and will stay in Anchorage.
"We are very sorry we had to cancel this event," said Harmony Shields, Miller's scheduler.
Miller canceled his trip to deal with an incident that happened on Sunday in Anchorage, Shields said. She referred to a campaign appearance at Central Junior High School in Anchorage in which security guards from Drop Zone Security hired by Miller handcuffed and detained Alaska Dispatch editor and reporter Tony Hopfinger.
Uh oh! It looks like Teabagger Joe is having a wee bit o' trouble with the "lamestream media."
Gee I wonder if THIS revelation from the ADN might have anything to do with that cancellation?
.....the Army says that two of the guards who assisted in the arrest of the journalist and who tried to prevent two other reporters from filming the detention were active-duty soldiers moonlighting for Miller's security contractor, the Drop Zone, a Spenard surplus store and protection service.
The soldiers, Spc. Tyler Ellingboe, 22, and Sgt. Alexander Valdez, 31, are assigned to the 3rd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade at Fort Richardson. Maj. Bill Coppernoll, the public affairs officer for the Army in Alaska, said the two soldiers did not have permission from their current chain of command to work for the Drop Zone, but the Army was still researching whether previous company or brigade commanders authorized their employment.
I am sure it will come as no surprise that the owner, and head skinhead, of the "Drop Zone" was just brimming over with compassion for his employees.
Miller's chief guard at the Middle School event, Drop Zone owner William Fulton, said it wasn't his job to ensure soldiers complied with the regulations, though he said he informs them of their duty.
"They're adults -- they are responsible for themselves," Fulton said.
He said the two soldiers called him Monday and said they may be in trouble.
Yep these guys are quite a class act aren't they?
BTW if you read the whole ADN article you will notice that THEY also realized that Miller lied about the school requiring that he hire security for the event.
The "great white Alaskan hope" of the Teabagers, a liar? Say it ain't so, Joe!