By Alan Bailey
October 08, 2006
I think when one is aligned toward an oncoming freight train, it might be a good idea to review your position. Party alignments offer no guarantees to effective representation. It is neither a great idea to learn the governor's job through OJT. I truly can't say where Ms. Palin stands at any given meeting and I am not impressed by her credentials or political history. If you want, check out her background while working as the Mayor of Wasilla - the campaigners may be exaggerating her successes. Anybody know who her police chief was? If that wasn't political I don't know what is, and if that is the kind of appointments we can expect, we can expect another long four years. I do not buy "New, Fresh Ideas" from the campaign of Ms. Palin because that is a campaign slogan and I have yet to hear specifics.
We are in a period of time when experience is greatly needed. Tony Knowles has that experience and is specific about the direction of Alaska's future. He is a veteran who actually has a plan to help the families of Alaska's soldiers. Palin disagrees but will show up to parades. Sorry, but they need more than a smile.
I don't want to feel good just to be disappointed again about the Governorship. I don't want promises, I want specific plans and a history of experience.
Just give me a leader who has a proven history of working for all Alaskans. I believe Tony Knowles is that person.
Received October 07, 2006 - Published October 08, 2006
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