Murkowski herself has strongly hinted at a desire to press forward, telling the media, "I'm no quitter." In this case, though, she didn't quit--she was fired by the voters of her party. If she decides to pull a Charlie Crist, expect an entertaining and bitter food fight between Murkowski (defended at every turn no doubt, by Democratic nominee Scott McAdams) and the NRSC. Guest star: Sarah Palin.
As Joe Miller's press secretary told me last week, his overwhelming preference is that Murkowski will be a team player, put her ego aside, and rally around the party pick. We'll know if she intends to play ball or go rogue very soon.
(Check out Jillian's interview with Miller here).
UPDATE: Sounds like Mitch McConnell's ready to play hardball.