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Well, not a "outbreak" really ... but at least one Republican has refused to catch the crazy flu, going around in their Party.

It's not everyday when a true-blue Republicant refuses to take part in their Party's very dangerous game of Economic Roulette.

Lisa Murkowski: Debt Ceiling Shouldn't Be Used As Leverage

by Luke Johnson, Huffington Post -- 01/15/2013

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) became the first Republican senator to come out against using the debt ceiling as leverage for spending cuts, contradicting Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and other Republicans who favor such a tactic.

In an interview with the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner published Tuesday, Murkowski said, “If you incur an obligation, you have a responsibility to pay for that." According to the paper, "Murkowski said spending cuts are crucial but shouldn't be tied to the debt ceiling debate."

"Murkowski, at a News-Miner editorial board meeting on Jan. 9, said she doesn’t think the debt limit should be used for political leverage," wrote reporter Jeff Richardson. "Murkowski said not all of her colleagues in the Senate will say it out loud, but she believes most agree that failing to raise the debt limit would harm perception of the country."

Let's hope this Sanity Outbreak is catching among some of the other {cough} "rational" R's, eh?

Then again, they never wish us well ... so I leave it up to your own sensibilities, whether or not to root them on.  Or to wish them the real world flu's, hacking embrace.

Or maybe just wish them a continuing run of snake-eyes ... as they try desperately to bet their ideological farm, on their ongoing game of Obstruction.

Continue to bet their future ... But unfortunately, ours too in the process.

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