Murkowski should try a head transplant

Letter to the editor

Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2006

From the very start of his administration, Gov. Murkowski has restricted the press. At first, all press inquiries, no matter how small or obscure, were directed to John Manly. After Manly burned out trying to deal with all the calls, things loosened up somewhat. But last year's ban of certain reporters from a press conference was a reminder that this is a governor who doesn't know how to govern, only rule.

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His recent decision to shun reporter Bob Tkacz from future press conferences is an arrogant assault on a diligent journalist who asks the hard questions Frank doesn't want to answer.

It is the duty of elected officials to answer questions, no matter how pointed or discomforting. This governor doesn't seem to understand that.

Although Murkowski has said he needs a personality transplant because his popularity ranks so low, I would suggest a head transplant coupled with a heart transplant.

Dimitra Lavrakas


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