Gov. Murkowski has done a
By Gary Emard
August 15, 2006
Despite the whining and sniveling
of Tanner, Dunne and others, Governor Murkowski has done a remarkable
job for Alaska. He has directed Alaska away from the welfare
mentality after eight years of the Knowles disaster.
Why shouldn't the largest state in the Union have a jet? Time
is precious, particularly in times of crisis. It is also a convenience
in taking care of State business. If the state can afford to
dole out $1500 a year to every man, woman and child, it would
seem a jet is small potatoes.
Re the Longevity Bonus: This was never more than a welfare program
and was discriminatory. There were many who received the bonus
only by birth date, and certainly many who were deserving did
not receive it. There are plenty of state programs available
for those who need assistance.
If Ms. Tanner feels the Governor does not do enough for his home
town, just wait until you get the likes of Palin, Brinkley or
Knowles. They need a road map just to locate Southeast Alaska,
and you can forget about a gas pipeline in the near future if
I wish the State of Washington had a governor with the capabilities
of Governor Murkowski. There is a big difference between those
who want to be a Governor and the few who actually step up to
the plate and lead their states despite the detractors.
Sequim, WA - USA
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