Sen. Lisa Murkowski has long been considered the quiet GOP politician from Alaska, especially when compared to former Sen. Ted Stevens, Rep. Don Young and her father.
But Murkowski’s voice is being heard now more than ever, and she has emerged from the shadow of former governor and Sen. Frank Murkowski, who appointed her to the upper chamber in 2002.
Murkowski agrees she has a different style than some of her male counterparts from the Last Frontier.
“I think it’s fair to say that women have a different level of intuitiveness that allows them to perhaps handle situations a little bit different,” Murkowski said in an interview Wednesday in her Capitol Hill office. “There are times when you need to pitch a fit and other times when you need to apply Catholic guilt, and it’s just figuring out which is the most appropriate approach and then implementing it.”