Pleased with vote
By Douglas J. Thompson
August 23, 2006
Editor, I was pleased that Ketchikan voters rejected Jim Elkins
in yesterday's election. Seems they remembered his spitting in
the face of the local electorate when he voted to implement the
Alaska Time change, siding with the governor against almost three
thousand Ketchikan petition signatures. Also every poll to date
has put a Gravina bridge at the bottom of the offered priorities
yet he goes with the congressional delegation wishing to push
it down our throats. He never gets the message preferring to
believe it is some kind of "antiCatholic" vote. In
every case he has voted to feather his own nest rather than represent
the majority of Ketchikan residents.
I hope the other candidates take note. If the message is somehow
lost look at "King" Murkowski, his arrogance may have
gone unnoticed in Washington D.C. but here at home it definetly
was. He took away the 'old timer' benefits while writing a real
sweetheart deal to the oil companies(in a time of record profits
for them) and taking our money to buy himself a plush jet! The
result was he couldn't even carry his own party as an incumbent.
How about a new concept of politicians representing the best
interest of all rather than furthering their own careers! What
a radical thought!
Douglas J. Thompson
Ketchikan, AK - USA
About: "I am a third generation Ketchikan resident of over
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