RE: '"R" For Republican
by James Hanson
April 03, 2004
In response to Jay Jones questions about the Republican administration
in Alaska, did the State of Alaska take ownership of the Borough-owned
Ward Cove property when I wasn't looking? If not, what does the
State have to do with Borough policy regarding the property?
Did the policies of the Murkowski
administration suddenly change everything from the way the Knowles
administration functioned? I haven't heard of any changes between
either administration in the way the Ketchikan Shipyard is run
If there are no changes in the State of Alaska policies regarding
Ketchikan Shipyard, you're either misinformed or engaging in
propaganda against a political party you don't support.
At least Murkowski is from Ketchikan and knows Southeast Alaska,
most of the past Governors weren't from Southeast and didn't
care about it. Actually, most of the people that don't live in
Southeast think of it as a piece of Canada. They resent the fact
that Juneau is the Capitol and have been trying to move the Capitol
to Anchorage. Not Juneau, just the Capitol, but I wouldn't put
it past them.
If you think this isn't true, go spend a week or two in the Anchorage
area and try discussing Southeast and the Capitol move with the
A previous Democrat Governor tried to move the Capitol to Anchorage,
and Southeast had enough votes to stop it. That same Governor
"punished" Southeast by moving the entire State to
one time zone, from what was once four time zones. Now, the sun
really does rise and set on Anchorage.
You want private ownership of the Shipyard and Ward Cove Borough
property. You seem sort of enterprising, why don't you apply
for a loan and buy the Ward Cove property from the Borough and
set up a wooden bowl manufacturing facility, or maybe a veneer
Your comment on disliking higher taxes rings with irony when
you bring up the subject of the Arts Center. Is the Arts Center
privately owned, or is it more government leading to higher taxes?
At least, the Shipyard is about non-government jobs.
A few of the other "regulars" in this forum seem to
think if you don't like the way things are being done, run for
office. Why don't you take a run at the Borough Assembly, get
yourself elected and make things better?
OR - USA
Note: Comments published
on Viewpoints are the opinions of the writer
"R" For Republican by Jay Jones
and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Sitnews.
Post a Comment -------View Comments
Submit an Opinion - Letter
Stories In The News