So you’re a Tea Party star still licking his wounds from being the first person in more than 50 years to lose to a write-in candidate for the U.S. Senate. You deserve a break from it all, a summer vacation — but where to go? If you’re Joe Miller, how about a few days on a boat with a bunch of birthers cruising around Alaska?
“ENLIST NOW,” the cruise’s site says, “to be on board with the most freedom-embracing and liberty-loving navy at sea: the WND Navy and the Tea Party at Sea!”Miller signed on as a speaker to help participants “sharpen and edify one another” from August 26th to September 2nd, and maybe even to act as resident Alaska expert. “Whom would you most like as personal [sic] Alaska tour guide?” World Net Daily asks. In between classes, “you will relax and marvel at the magnificence of God’s creation, while we sail aboard the five-star Celebrity Millennium. All of this, and at an incredibly low starting price.”
The cheapest cabins will set you back about $750, plus $383 in taxes and fees (not including airfare).
Miller won the Republican primary against sitting Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) in 2010, but then lost in the general election after she waged a successful write-in campaign. Miller contested the election for months in court, but finally conceded on December 31st, 2010, almost 2 months after the election and after the state incurred about $100,000 in legal costs. Miller signed on as Chairman of the conservative Western Representation PAC in March, which backed his campaign and also helped Republican Sharron Angle in her senate campaign against Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV).
Aside from Miller, most of the speakers are about what you’d expect from World Net Daily, which continues to be the lead purveyor of birther conspiracy theories even in the weeks after Obama released his long-form birth certificate. Joseph Farah, who founded WND and his wife Elizabeth Farah are listed, as well as birther Alan Keyes, birther author Jerome Corsi, and birthermercial producer Gary Kreep. Former Saturday Night Live cast member Victoria Jackson, who once led a group of Tea Partiers in a song called “There’s A Communist Living In The White House,” will also be speaking.