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Where's Tony ... part two?
By Jeff Kemp


October 12, 2006

The Sarah Palin naysayers are running rampant in Juneau and Ketchikan. They write about Tony Knowles accomplishments during his eight years as Governor. Let s take a look at some of these accomplishments : Tony stopped the EIS for Juneau Access, essentially stopping the process of providing affordable access to and from the Capital City; he started Denali KidCare, a federally mandated Medicaid program that he HAD to start or face a loss of federal funding; he requested the Alaska Dept. of Revenue to spin various scenarios for a state income tax, to, thankfully, no avail; he tried to discuss a gasline with legislators only to meet at impasse with a Republican led legislature; he essentially helped shut down the Ketchikan Pulp Mill by not taking effective action to help save it, thus eliminating jobs in Alaska s third largest city. Ketchikanians should remember this last accomplishment when they go to the ballot box.

If you want a governor who has already had eight years to essentially do nothing and proposes to do more of the same, then vote for Tony Knowles. If you want a governor who has a more progressive view of Alaska s future and who has a much better chance of having a positive relationship with our legislature, then vote for Sarah Palin. It s a clear choice.

Jeff Kemp
Juneau, AK

Received October 12, 2006 - Published October 12, 2006

About: "Born in Kethikan, raised in Juneau."



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