By Steve Conn
June 23, 2005
Everything has its price. Tolerating Senator Steven's egomaniacal rages and their consequences as he showers our state with federal appropriations all out of proportion to the taxes we pay in has been the compromise Alaskans have made. Alaskans looked the other way when a native advocate was fired for criticizing Stevens.
Nobody wants to cross Big Ted, even to plan or suggest that he is mortal and economic realities will be very, very different when the Grim Reaper does what Alaska voters will never do - replace Ted with Ben, his low seniority and his proven interpersonal charms.
When does economic realism
and admiration for Ted - the federal pork meister - sacrifice
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