Thursday, June 21, 2012

Joe Miller, Sarah Palin butt-boy and puppet master behind the takeover of the Alaska GOP, has accepted a payoff to settle his lawsuit.

Courtesy of the Alaska Dispatch:

On Monday, Miller accepted a $5,000 judgement against the borough and former Fairbanks Mayor Jim Whitaker. The judgement was offered by the borough. 

The borough mayor, Luke Hopkins, said it offered the judgement because it was in the "taxpayer’s best interests to put a stop to this litigation and legal expenses with this low monetary offer." 

Hopkins was also surprised that Miller accepted, given that he initially said that he would do so for $50,000, and then $25,000. He originally claimed that he had over $160,000 in damages. 

You know I'm kind of surprised as well, since Miller is a pugnacious asshole who will go to great lengths to make a point. I wonder what could have convinced him to settle for such a comparative pittance?

After Miller lost in the general election to Murkowski’s write-in campaign, he sued the borough, claiming that someone in the office illegally leaked information about Miller’s time at the borough. 

The judgement admits to none of this, however, and for all the time and money involved in the case, the only salient fact that seems to have emerged is that the former mayor of the borough, Jim Whitaker, had a meeting with Renee Broker, Miller’s supervisor, about Miller's time at the borough and what could be said to the press about that time. 

When deposed about the meeting, Broker claimed attorney-client privilege, even though Whittaker was no longer the mayor. Whether or not Broker and Whittaker could claim such privilege was scheduled to be argued in front of a judge next week. 

The borough contends the law is very specific that former mayors can seek advice about events that occurred while they were in office. 

Miller still believes that someone at the borough leaked the information, his lawyer John Tiemessen said. “But every case has a point of diminishing returns,” he said. “Maybe you haven’t beaten under every bush and overturned every rock, but you’ve done enough that you have a pretty good idea of what’s going on,” he said. 

Miller sought legal fees, but he refused to provide information about whether or not he or his leftover campaign coffers were footing the bill for those fees. He had said that until January 2011, his lawyers were paid a flat fee of $10,000 a month. Since then, however, he’s denied that his campaign has paid for the legal fees. 

The judge ordered him to provide such information by Monday, but he accepted the judgement instead.

Aha! So the real reason that Miller suddenly decided to walk away from a lawsuit which he has pursued doggedly for well over a year now is most likely because he simply did NOT want to divulge who was footing the bill for his legal costs.  Well that is too bad because THAT would be a question well worth finding the answer to.

Especially since we recently learned during the domestic terrorism trial that Miller was the person, along with Palin Chief-of-Staff Frank Bailey, who introduced FBI informant Bill Fulton to, future convicted terrorist, Schaeffer Cox.

It is also an important question because this lawsuit pertains to an incident that happened back in 2008, which is now connected to the recent overthrow of the Alaska GOP by Miller and his minions.

Personally I am hoping that since the recent successful conviction of the militia terrorism squad, that the FBI is now ready to turn their sights on Miller and HIS very interesting connections to certain questionable activities, not to mention his connection to a certain half term Governor which apparently goes back to her days as the mayor of Wasilla.


  1. Anonymous2:53 AM

    OT... Huffingtons front page story... Bristol's reality show bombs

    1. Anonymous5:42 AM

      Tripp looks like an Aryan poster child in that photo...

  2. Anonymous4:27 AM

    "You know I'm kind of surprised as well, since Miller is a pugnacious asshole who will go to great lengths to make a point."

    News Alert, Statement from the (desk?) of Sarah Palin, former Governor for a half-term, of the Great State of Drill Baby Drill Alaska:

    I'm surprised also too. Perhaps folks were just tired with and at the department of law that is so sorry the state of frivolous lawsuits progressing the pockets of Harvard fat cats lookin to take our hard earned taxpayers away from us for perhaps better use, like film credits for Bristol's reality show that too suffers from irrational hate like none ever demonstrated to the President Barack Hussein Obama there. So now we can move on and no more looking back and seek greater job creation in grifting more dollars from the public without a title but through good works of PACs and superfluous trust funds.

  3. Anonymous4:36 AM

    You just know he's going to act like his acceptance of a token payment to just quit this mess is the mature, graceful way of setting this bullshit matter.

    What a disgusting vat of pig vomit this grifting little toad is. Just didn't like being called on his fireable offense to the public he was sure he was going to represent on a platform he abused himself, subsidies being only just one of them. Any of 'em, all of 'em.

    His wife still makes out well, keeps getting appointed to jobs that doughy Fertile Myrtle has no business in. Alaska's grifting, Peter Principle tradition is strong among the conservative ilk.

    Joe Miller, how were you 'seriously injured' in Iraq? Inquiring minds still want to know.

  4. Bonsai-Jay4:37 AM

    Is that Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan's "Party Planner" giving Joe a hug? Things that make you go Hummm.....

  5. Anonymous5:28 AM

    Maybe now he can buy a shaver.

  6. Anonymous5:38 AM

    4:37..wonder if the "party planner" works for Todd. Check out the guy with the BIG cross.

    1. WakeUpAmerica6:02 AM

      Who is the chippie and why does she have her arm around his back?

  7. Anonymous6:47 AM

    Is that Bill Fulton, over Miller's left shoulder?

  8. Anonymous8:07 AM

    Five thousand is a typical payout to stop a nuisance lawsuit.

    It's nothing to the insurance companies.

    An Miller? Nothing to the rest of us.

  9. Anonymous8:59 AM

    WakeUpAmerica 6:02

    That chippie is Bernadette Wilson- famed Anchorage Party Planner! See IM and other Alaska blogs for much much more. Like this blast from the past at Alaska Dispatch. Election night coverage November 2, 2010.

    "Miller tells supporters it's not over, but it's time to go home

    Updated 10:31 p.m.: Joe Miller emerged from the backstage room where he's been sequestered with his family and told supporters to go home. Let's be clear, though -- Miller did not come out to concede. "It's not over 'til it's over," Miller told the crowd, which had dwindled from its earlier numbers in the hundreds since unfavorable returns started coming in. "Whatever happens, the end result is going to be good for the country." Miller also told his supporters he will continue to need lots of volunteers in the weeks to come. After addressing the crowd, Miller didn't come out to shake hands, instead returning to the small backstage room where he's spent much of the evening. As of about 10:30, maybe 60 attendees remained, including Eddie Burke, attorney Tom Van Flein, and campaign co-chair Bernadette Wilson. (Joshua Saul)"

    Anonymous 6:47 AM

    That is Bill Fulton, over Miller's left shoulder.

    And getting back to the Alaska Dispatch report above mentioning Eddie Burke, when Burke ran for Lt. Governor in the Republican Primary in 2010 his campaign treasurer was William Fulton!

    1. Anonymous9:37 AM

      "And getting back to the Alaska Dispatch report above mentioning Eddie Burke, when Burke ran for Lt. Governor in the Republican Primary in 2010 his campaign treasurer was William Fulton!"
      Oh my!

  10. Anonymous1:43 PM

    Love the pix for lots of reasons, gryph

  11. Anita Winecooler8:56 PM

    OT Carl Rove gets a letter from Bauer RE: Crossroads GPS and Carl's apprearance(s) with R money and Rove's odd comments on Fox News.

    This could get interesting!

  12. Anita Winecooler9:02 PM

    Great Post, especially the last paragraph! Yes, please DO revisit ties to the militia and common threads with The Half Term Quitter, Sarah of Wasilla.


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