By Don Hoff, Jr.
May 17, 2005
Red flags are popping up questions of conflict of interest. Governor Murkowski, is this some kind of pay back from years of friendship with Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) who is pushing for this proposed bridge project? Do you expect the American tax payer to build you a $315 million bridge? Governor Murkowski, do you want Alaskan Tribes to sacrifice tribal graves for a boon-doggle bridge to Gravina Island VIA Pennock Island, so you can drive over to your property?
It was bad enough when it appeared that this bridge would just benefit a few private interests in the timber industry. It's even worse to learn that you will now be able to get to your property on Gravina Island at taxpayer's expense. That s my opinion and hopefully shared by other Americans.
Why is everyone afraid to stop Rep. Don Young's pork barrel spending on two bridges in Alaska? Don puts on his pants, one leg at a time like the rest of us. People like Rep. Don Young and Governor Frank H. Murkowski are going to run all of us further into debt for their greed for money and power. The American people must say no to pork barrel projects in Alaska.
In closing, in my opinion Governor Frank H. Murkowski has a conflict of interest and hidden motivations to construct a $315 million bridge to Gravina Island VIA Pennock Island to property his family owns at federal taxpayer's expense. We don't want to build your bridge to Gravina Island VIA Pennock Island. This is my own opinion only.
Don Hoff Jr.
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