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Open Letter: Thank you Gov.Palin
By Don Hoff Jr.


October 07, 2007
Sunday PM

Thank you Governor Sarah Palin

Some of us have been waiting for 30 years of opinions and arguing for someone to finally but a stop the construction of the Boon-doggle Bridge to Nowhere , at a cost $398 million dollar plus bridge project that the Local, State and Federal tax payers can t afford in Ketchikan, Alaska. Gunalcheesh ho-ho (thank you very much- Tlingit) Governor Sarah Palin (R-Alaska). Finally, Alaska has a Governor that has backbone and common sense to stand up to miss-lead and misguided leadership and private enterprise in Ketchikan and Washington Delegation in D.C.

I am always astounded how private enterprise wants the taxpayers to pay for their roads, bridges and infrastructures for their properties on Gravina Island via Pennock Island for example. Ketchikan local governments should be concerned about higher priorities; their drinking water, library/museum, secondary road/bridge maintenance, land fill and tourism.

In closing, I want to say thank you to those brave people in Ketchikan that stood up and spoke out against the proposed bridge project. On behalf of my family, the Gaanax adi Clan, Drifting to Shore House/Raven House of the Taan ta Kwaan (Sea lion People). We say, Gunalcheesh ho-ho for stopping any further desecration of our tribal members/ancestors that are buried on Pennock Island . Thank you again Governor Palin.

Don Hoff Jr.
Past Vice-Mayor/Councilman City of Ketchikan
Taan ta Kwaan
Hixson, TN

About: " Past Vice Mayor/Councilman - City of Ketchikan, Past Board of Directors - K.P.U., Past I.R.A Councilman - Ketchikan Indian Corporation, Past O.S.H.A Reviewboard Member/Chairman - State of Alaska, Broke tax paper - America."

Received October 07, 2007 - Published October 07, 2007


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