Why isn't Knowles running on his record?

Letter to the editor

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2006

For eight years Tony Knowles was the governor of Alaska. Eight years is a long time to start and accomplish goals. So why doesn't the ex-governor run on the accomplishments of his administration when he was governor?

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What advancements did the Knowles administration bring to Alaska with respect to fisheries, timber, mining, transportation and the expansion of infrastructure, which is necessary for growth and the future of our children and grandchildren? The ex-governor has not been campaigning on his record or previous accomplishments as governor but rather that, "he is a leader and will come out running."

At the same time the unsuccessful candidate for the U.S. Senate was governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin was mayor of the Wasilla area. During Sarah's tenure as mayor, her administration lowered or eliminated taxes, brought the government of Wasilla from the red into the black and made Wasilla into one of the fastest growing towns in the state.

Palin has shown her leadership skills as a chief administrator for a large community in the state of Alaska. She is running for governor on her record and accomplishments. Why can't the ex-governor do the same?

Jody Vick


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