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Note to Joe Miller: Everyone can read your Twitter feed, even your opponents. With still over a month to go before the election, the Republican Senate nominee in Alaska is already measuring the drapes in Sen. Lisa Murkowski's office.

Miller was in Washington Wednesday and his tweets from there straddled the fine line between confidence and presumptuousness. The offending messages were quickly deleted, but not before Murkowski was able to seize on them and use them against her fellow Republican.

"Think I'll do some house hunting while I'm in DC #teaparty #tcot #tpp #alaska #ak," wrote Miller, whose candidacy has been propelled by the Tea Party.

Shortly afterwards, he posted: "Guess I should pick up some office furniture, as well, while in DC #teaparty #tcot #tpp #alaska #ak."

"Then there's the matter of a name plaque for the door #teaparty #tcot #tpp #alaska #ak," he wrote.

Miller's final tweet read: "My sincere appreciation for the warm welcome, including from future colleagues in DC #teaparty #tcot #tpp #alaska #ak."

All four of those messages have been scrubbed from his Twitter feed, but they were captured by the Alaskan blog, Mudflats.

The campaign of Murkowski, who was defeated by Miller in the GOP primary, labeled the tweets "hubris."

Miller spokesman Randy DeSoto told The Associated Press Thursday that the posts were made by a volunteer who will no longer have access to the account. DeSoto said the messages were deleted because the campaign considered them inappropriate.

It's not the first time Miller's Twitter feed has been the source of controversy. In August one of his tweets compared Murkowski to a prostitute for considering running as a Libertarian.

Murkowski is now staging a write-in campaign. Polls show the two Republicans running about even, with Democrat Scott McAdams trailing by double digits.

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dc walker

..I like a man who sees the writing on the wall.

September 30 2010 at 7:40 PM Report abuse -4 rate up rate down Reply

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