In the midst of an op-ed declaring the Tea Party and the Republican Party to be on the same side of things, Mississippi Gov. (and Republican Governors Association chairman) Haley Barbour drops these lines about Sen. Lisa Murkowski:
Sen. Lisa Murkowski lost the GOP primary in Alaska to Joe Miller. Now she's launched a write-in campaign to get re-elected. There is no excuse for this campaign, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was right to demand her resignation from the GOP leadership.We don't have loyalty oaths in our party, so rank-and-file GOP voters aren't obligated to vote for the primary winner. We hope they will. But it is an obligation of party leaders and candidates who participate in our primaries to accept their outcomes.