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Process of Elimination
By Jackie Williams


September 29, 2007
Saturday AM

Dear Editor,

At least two of the current candidates on the October ballot, Mr. Bergeron and Mr.Vickrey, have stated he signed the Jewelry Store Initiative to promote the process that allows citizens to place issues on the ballot. I too appreciate the process and the ability of citizens to exercise it.

Mr. Bergeron says he will vote against it. You can promote the process without signing something you don t believe is in the best interest of the people you want to represent? Mr. Vickrey did not say how he will vote on the issue. Ms. Cairnes is for the initiative.

After reading Ms. Cairnes rant on Sitnews it seems to me she has an axe to grind and wants on the Borough Assembly so she can sharpen it there. I feel the only thing she will bring to the assembly is contention.

As to Mr. Vickrey, when running in 2006 for a seat on the KGB Assembly his Web site put forth that he has been involved in many communities around the country for short periods. I interpreted that as serial interloper. His Web site is updated excluding this information. Google him, check the archives on the KTN Daily News Web site and Sitnews, you will see his true color. He has and does promote Ralph Nader for president, see Greens for Nader. I suppose his slide show on The Road to Nowhere given in Illinois was probably enjoyed by those who can actually drive comfortably to their airport terminal in any weather.

I believe Mr. Vickrey is very intelligent and knows the issues that are important to us. In my opinion he is hiding behind them to fulfill his own agenda; no timber, no roads, and no use of any natural resource. I also believe if he is elected to the assembly his main efforts will be to impose his will and beliefs on us citizens and will bring the assembly to a standstill with strife and conflict hindering any progress.

I will not be voting for the three of you.


Jackie Williams
Ketchikan, AK

Received September 27, 2007 - Published September 29, 2007


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