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State action regarding VECO scandel.
By Lynette Clark


December 03, 2007
Monday AM

I must first write that this perspective is my own. It does, however, adhere to my own political leanings as a long time Alaskan, and a leader of the AIP.

U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens said Thursday he has no fear of a Democratic opponent in next year's election, and he blamed overzealous reporters for the continued interest in the federal investigation both he and his son have been caught up in. Quoted from the November 16th, Anchorage Daily News, front page. Poor Uncle Ted, his sky is falling.

I can fully understand Ted wanting to divert attention to another direction. I, for one, thank the press for its persistence in bringing up the issue that Alaska s senior Senator is under a continuing investigation by Federal authorities. I am in complete wonderment as to why the Senator and his Baby Ben aren t under investigation by the State of Alaska at this point! It s not like the Stevens name was not mentioned in that Federal trial evidence used to convict those who are now doing time . I also cannot understand why our wonderful Governor first requests the Senator to enlighten her regarding this investigation, then basically accepts his reply to butt out . Amazing.

I think to do nothing is wrong. The Governor should inquire as to what other malfeasance has occurred within Alaska s Congress and its federal representation. The lack of ethics in our representative system, from Washington, DC, to right here at home, is rising. Alaska s faith in those officials is tanking, and, the citizen s contract, our Constitution, has been sold out.

All in all, there s some pretty transparent proof, on record, of poor judgement, absence of ethics, easy money changing hands, breaches of Constitutional Oath of Offices, resulting in individuals going to jail after being accused, tried and convicted. Conviction based on hard evidence, evidence that named more names; two of which are Ted and Ben Stevens.

Now, here s this elephant in our living rooms. We should start shoveling the manure and get to the truth. Who else is involved in this growing VECO scandal? This Federal investigation is the tip of a global warming iceberg! Alaska s Attorney General should be looking for any extension of those threads of deceit that have entered the political bodies of those who represent. I am sure the bad apples are few, but we need to know how many worms were involved!

For me, thinking about the two party politics is, like putting one, and then the other, in my hands like a gold scale. I think, Democrat / Republican. Doing that, I realized they are one in the same, so I ve washed my hands of it, and decided that in 2008, I would vote for Alaska. If the Alaskan Independence Party does not offer a candidate itself, I will vote for another qualified Independent candidate for the U.S. Senate. .

My point is when this all starts to happen, Alaskans, as voters, have to make different plans for where and with whom we place the confidence of our votes. Many of us realize the political paths some have been traveling need to be changed, also, at this point in time, we can no longer trust the politics as usual which has been practiced in Alaska since Statehood. Corporate / political corruption with VECO is not something new here. Their name and kinds of trouble visited Alaskans in years past, leaving dozens of unanswered questions then too.

In closing, to the Anchorage press and this Newspaper, please ask more questions about this investigation and keep your readers informed. As our Governor representing Alaskans, Mrs. Palin please initiate an investigation, through the Attorney General s office into VECO s orchestrations to rob Alaskans of their full measure and value of our resources and representation. Alaska should address any crimes committed on the State level, finding out who were the other members of that Club, the Corrupt Bunch of Cowards! Remember Mrs. Palin, those served Justice by the Feds, do have a serving coming from our State.

An Alaskan first,

Lynette Clark
Alaskan Independence Party
Coalition Advisor, I Vote Alaska 2008
Delegate to the 2nd North American Secessionists Convention 2007
Fox, Alaska

About: "I am a 33 resident of Alaska, a goldminer by trade, and I work with the tourist industry also. I am a founding member of the AIP and am currently Chairman. I beleive in an informed public, and good neighbors."

Received December 02, 2007 - Published December 03, 2007


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