There may be a good explanation for this - like for the East German comments and for having a posse to handcuff aggressive reporters. But it also might explain why Miller doesn't want people looking at his Fairbanks personnel files.
A friend sent me to this Daily Kos post, but it comes from Andrew Halcro's blog, and Progressive Alaska is also connected.
Basically the story, based on review of Miller's campaign disclosure information, says that he's valued his Fairbanks office, which he owns, at $50,000 to $100,000. He also pays himself rent for the same amount according to the disclosure forms (posted at the link.) But, Fairbanks assesses the value of the office at only about $25,000.
He also lists his income as an attorney at about $59,000. So, after paying rent of $50,000, his earned income would only be $9,000. So, by paying himself rent higher than the value of buying the property outright, the post suggests that he's moving his income from earned income subject to payroll tax to unearned income, not subject to that tax.
We'll see how this turns out. But it shows the power of blogs. Lots of people give each other ideas and can check on lots of things AND they have a place to put their thoughts where others can see them and follow up. Not like the old days when if it didn't get into the daily newspaper or tv news, there weren't any outlets to get the news out.