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Time to vote again
By Robert McRoberts


November 07, 2006
Tuesday AM

It sure seems like there has been a lot of voting this year. Ten years ago Tony Knowles would not step up to the table and stop Clinton from shutting down the mill. Knowles bought fast ferries that don't work in Alaska. We were so ready to get rid of him that we believed Frank Murkowski was the way to go. Then we find out we can not take him any more. So where do we go from here? I can not believe the ones that want Tony back, we had him and we lost a lot of ground for using our resources. I see John Kerry in him. Full of it. Sarah Palin sure is pretty but I feel every one is telling her what to do. What it's all about is the Republican and Democrat battle. Their people are sitting there thinking their party is best.

America could break out in civil war on which party is best. I am so sick of this. You need to vote for a person not a party. For many years we have not been getting a thing done because the two parties can not work together. That is why we all need to vote for Mr. Halcro. He can work with ideas from both side to make things even on both sides. The two party system is not working. We need a three party or more so we can agree as a group.

And Don Young is too old and way to argent for me to take any more. If we keep thinking the old way we will never move on to where we should be. We need a road out of Ketchikan, and Petersburg way more than a bridge to Gravina. And if you don't understand that, maybe you better start smoking pot and look around at what's going on here. Sure Ketchikan can not grow into a metropolises without room to grow. But if you can not get here without paying high prices, why stay? Ketchikan will only grow because it's a hub zone supplying goods to other communities - just as a hundred years ago when there were mines and canneries all around.

I do not know who's best. Whoever you want, it's your vote. So vote and see if your vote counts.

Robert McRoberts
Ketchikan, AK

Received November 04, 2006 - Published November 07, 2006

About: "Long time Ketchikan resident.



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