Knowles on November 7th
By Dan Ortiz
November 01, 2006
If your goal is to elect a governor who has the most potential
for acting in the best interests of the residents living in S.E.
Alaska and for the residents of the state as a whole, then your
choice should clearly be made in favor of Tony Knowles. I take
that position based on three specific reasons:
1. Tony has the most experience in negotiating and working with
the major oil companies and therefore he has the most potential
in bringing about a "fair deal" for the Alaskan people
and still accomplish the goal of building a gas pipeline. The
article in the recent edition of the KDN illustrated that the
executives of the oil companies who primarily are led by members
of the Republican party, believe this to be the case, hence they
have shifted their support to Knowles.
2. In the recent months of the campaign, Knowles has demonstrated
that he has a clear understanding of the issues that face the
Alaska Marine Highway System and his desire to support this critical
component to our region's infrastructure with funding and fresh
ideas. His main opponent, Sarah Palin has said nothing about
this topic and frankly has avoided saying much of substance on
many of the issues that face our state.
3. Tony Knowles has demonstrated experience in running a state
administration. During Knowles two terms as governor his administration
was scandal free. Sarah Palin was a mayor of a Wasilla, where
she recently was quoted as saying, that if she is elected governor,
that the members of that town can count on her to act in the
best interests of the members of that town.
The partisan choice for most of the people in Southeast is Sarah
Palin, the best choice is Tony Knowles.
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