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RE: Senator Stevens
By Jerilyn Lester


August 21, 2008

While Mr. Glenn may think that the Bridge to Nowhere was pork, the people of Ketchikan think it was the promised bridge. When they put our airport on another island we were promised a bridge. That was 30 years ago and we have not seen it and thanks to people like you who have bridges to everywhere we are probably not going to see it.

Thanks to Senator Stevens and our other representatives we do have a few dollars sent our way but you that live in the Lower 48 forget that we have needs too. Since we have not had the opportunity of 200 years to build our state structure , we as Alaskans are trying but we keep getting told that we don't need what we think we need.

When you come up to Ketchikan, you will see the need for the bridge. I would like to see your infrastructure get along without logging your forests or your bridges and tunnels that go from the islands in your state. I have lived there and I know what kind of bridges and tunnels you have so please don't tell us we don't need something when you have an over abundance of them or until you come here to live.

Senator Stevens may or not have done wrong and if he is found guilty then he will accept the consequences -- but until all the Senators and Representatives have a lily white covering please don't point fingers. This is more about power in the Senate than it is about the work done on his house which I understand he paid for.

Jerilyn Lester
Ketchikan, AK


Received August 21, 2008 - Published August 21, 2008


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