Ahead in the polls, Miller starts measuring the drapes

AHEAD IN THE POLLS, MILLER STARTS MEASURING THE DRAPES…. Alaska’s extremist Senate candidate, Republican nominee Joe Miller, was in D.C. yesterday to raise some funds from Washington insiders. While he was there, his official Twitter account decided to pull a Leon Lett, and start dancing before reaching the end zone.

“Think I’ll do some house hunting while I’m in DC,” one of them read.

And then: “Guess I should pick out some office furniture, as well …”

Plus: “Then there’s matter of a name plaque for the door.”

A fourth tweet referred to Senate Republicans as his “future colleagues.”

I realize recent polls show Miller in the lead with a month to go, but it’s hard to imagine anyone finding this kind of hubris appealing, especially in a candidate who’s already seen as a radical.

Miller’s spokesperson blamed an aide for the since-deleted messages. It’s the same move Miller’s campaign made when the official Twitter account featured a message comparing Sen. Lisa Murkowski to a prostitute.

The irony is, much of the Miller campaign against Murkowski was focused on pushing back against a sense of entitlement. And yet, 33 days before the actual election, Miller is already parading around like he owns the place.

I have no idea how this will play locally, but Miller, who hasn’t been in Alaska a particularly long time, drew fire from Mudflats yesterday: “Alaskans still get to go to the ballot box before you pick out the drapes, Joe. Do us all a favor. Click your heels together three times and go back to Kansas. Alaskans don’t need another arrogant, smug, entitled politician who’s in it to climb the ladder of their own ambition. We’ve had enough.”

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Steve Benen

Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.