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Four years is enough
By Charlotte Tanner


July 27, 2006

We have had four years of Frank Murkowski, and what has he done? He has cut the longevity bonus, purchased himself a private jet (that masquerades as a prisoner transporter) and tried to rush the deal of lifetime (for the oil and gas companies) through the legislature. Meanwhile when questioned during a teleconference as to where he has lived in Alaska, he completely forgets he ever lived in Ketchikan.

I am seeing signs around Ketchikan that "experience counts", well if experience at fleecing the citizens is a qualification for being Governor, then Frank Murkowski is eminently qualified, but in my book, I'd rather have someone that can remember what high school they graduated from, as my Governor.

Charlotte Tanner
Ward Cove, AK - USA

About: Charlotte Tanner came to Ketchikan in 1968 on the M/V Wickersham. She lived in Petersburg for 16 years, and returned to Ketchikan in 1994. She has raised two children who are now in college, and are members of KIC. Tanner is an artist, she has two dogs, and she is a gardener.

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