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By David G Hanger


September 25, 2019
Wednesday PM

I have no idea who the two ladies are running for the office of Borough mayor, but I would like to encourage all of you to take a long, long look at both of these women, and to pick one of them to be the next Borough mayor. Rodney Dial does a very good job of banging the drum loudly for Rodney Dial, but the really big problem with this guy is it is always “I”, “I”, “I”, “I”, “me”, “me”, “me”, and never “we.”

Ambition is not necessarily a bad thing, but with Rodney ambition seems always to be driven toward satisfaction of the personal vanity of Rodney, and that is not a good thing, nor a beneficial thing for what are supposed to be community interests.

A brief analysis of Rodney’s declaration of candidacy should tell you all you need to know about this guy. He goes out of his way to claim credit for himself for a bunch of things that were done collectively, i.e. by a whole group of people. So there is no sizzle there at all, but rather a clown jumping desperately into a spotlight that belongs to a group instead of an individual.

His bio-data in his candidacy announcement distorts more than it distinguishes. He took a few college courses. He is a grade schooler with very limited formal education, and his claims to even comprehending research techniques or probability analysis are all bogus for the simple reason these are not taught until the graduate level of college is attained. Most of his “research” is loaded.

What has become clear via his own presentations is he loves strength and hates weakness, literally despises little people and poor people; really admires strength and power. Being a state cop is nothing admirable as it turns out; our regional state police force is so corrupt it protects attempted murderers employed by the state police (a story that will once again soon be headlighted).

This may explain his complete sell-out to the oil companies. This, too, is the reason of reasons not to vote for him. We do not need our own local version of “Days of Misery” Dunleavy paying fealty to the damned oil companies who have now been wrecking this state financially for a decade and more. Governor Crude is bad enough; our own local version of this goon just rolls this all back to 1940 that much faster.

Rodney is about Rodney, for Rodney, and all about Rodney. Humble him by voting for one of the two ladies running, and let one of them be mayor; and next time maybe Rodney will learn that “we” has very little to do with “I” or “me.”

David G Hanger
Ketchikan, Alaska



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