Decision to stop the proposed
By Don Hoff Jr.
October 18, 2007
I am very happy, ecstatic, glad, over-joyed, elated, jubilant,
thrilled, blissful, delighted of about the Governor Sarah Palin"s
decision to stop the proposed bridge project to Gravina Island
via Pennock Island. It was Sen. Ted Stevens that said Alaska
can do whatever it wants with the 200 million plus dollars that
was allocated, after Ted succumb to the pressure of public opinion
about the proposed boon-doggle bridge project in Ketchikan, Alaska.
So, Governor Palin didn't steal any tax dollars. State of Alaska
D.O.T. has other higher priority projects that needed around
Regarding Ms Lester's comments, you chose to live in Ketchikan.
Ketchikan is in a temperate rain forest. It rains and rains,
that is what temperate rain forests do. This whole bridge idea
wasn't for the airport! It was a scam for the few property owners,
local politicians, private enterprise developers and past Governor
Murkowski to get to their properties on Gravina Island and Pennock
Island. It was 30 years of brainwashing of residents of Ketchikan.
The bridge should have been built when the airport was constructed,
it wasn't. The ferry ride to the airport is fine, which makes
coming or leaving to Ketchikan unique.
What is a waste of our tax dollars now is the road to nowhere
being constructed on Gravina Island, for what? I wonder how
many sensitive muskegs, spawning streams, wildlife habitat and
wetlands are being destroyed for progress. Hopefully that project
is being investigated. From stupid minds, comes stupid ideas
-- a theory I have. This is my opinion.
Don Hoff Jr.
Aan Kadax Tseen
Gaanax adi Clan
Drifting to Shore House/Raven House
Taan ta Kwaan
About: "Former Vice Mayor/City
Councilman - City of Ketchikan."
Received October 18, 2007 -
Published October 18, 2007
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