As politically aware readers know, the Alaska Senate race pitting Republican Lisa Murkowski against tea party favorite Joe Miller finally appears to be wrapping up. Miller was a surprise winner in the Republican primary over the incumbent Murkowski, who mistakenly believed that Miller would not be allowed to run for national office without first telling officials what his real name is. (This mistake also cost Wisconsin' Russ Feingold and Massachusetts' Martha Coakley in their Senate races against Rob Johnson and Scott Brown, respectively.)

Who the heck is Rob Johnson?