The State Jet
By June Allen
December 14, 2006
I'm surprised at the fuss and feathers over the airplane dubbed
"the State Jet." The downright silly negative reaction
to the airplane is so blatantly and specifically "anti-Murkowski
political" that it's probably a good idea to sell the damned
thing just to shut the critics up. Yes, flying coach on Alaska
Airlines was good enough for our first and beloved Gov. Bill
Egan. But Egan began his term as governor almost half a century
ago! Times have drastically changed. This present flap is like
saying that typewriters are good enough, so why computers?
I hope Gov. Palin gets rid of the old and shops for a new jet
of some kind so that she can make herself available to those
of us who may live time zones away from Juneau.
About: "Longtime Alaska
resident, former Ketchikan resident."
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