Alaska’s Tea Party Republican senatorial candidate Joe Miller admitted in 2008 that he’s a liar. After being caught using Fairbanks North Star Borough computers for political purposes, Miller tried to cover it up by lying.
“I lied about accessing all of the computers. I then admitted about accessing the computers, but lied about what I was doing. Finally, I admitted what I did,” Miller wrote in a March 17, 2008 e-mail to Fairbanks North Star Borough Attorney Rene Broker the Anchorage Daily News reported.
According to newly released personnel files:
On March 12, 2008, Miller went on three of his co-workers’ computers to vote in an online poll, apparently connected with his failed effort to oust Randy Ruedrich as state Republican Party chair. Miller then cleared his colleagues’ computer caches to erase his tracks, in the process clearing out their passwords and saved websites.
Miller had fought to keep his personnel files secret, but state Superior Court Judge Winston Burbank ordered most of the records be released.
“I acknowledge that my access to others’ computers was wrong, participating in the poll was wrong, lying was wrong, and there is absolutely no excuse for any of it,” Miller wrote in the 2008 e-mail admitting what he had done.