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Bridge v. Ferries
By Jerilyn Lester


September 09, 2008

I agree with you Mr. Thrush that our roads are in horrible shape especially where the cruise ship passengers don't see. I agree that they need to be fixed and I would like to see that extra 35 million dollars that Palin put out to bid, should have come down here, would have done a fine job in fixing those roads, making sure the pipes were in good shape and maybe even had some left over.

But since Southeast doesn't seem to matter to the Palin group up on the mainland it was not thought of. Well now they have to think about it because the Federal Government says either find some sort of alternative to the bridge or pay the money back.

My problem with her is that none of the money came down here not even enough to fix a pot hole. It is my hope that if elected that she and John McCain will do a better job with the country than she has done by Southern Southeast Alaska. I just have a problem with people that only tell 1/2 truths and then take the glory for what the rest of America thinks is a full job and the right thing to do.

If we had better ferries and/or cheaper fares it would go a long way towards making amends but somehow I don't see any of that happening any time soon.

Jerilyn Lester
Ketchikan, AK

About: "Ketchikan resident for 25 years"

Received September 07, 2008 - Published September 09, 2008


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