Castles in the air

Posted: Friday, November 01, 2002

Frank Murkowski repeatedly tells us he has a plan for Alaska's future. The election is almost upon us, however, and Frank has yet to reveal any details.

Instead he offers clichés, platitudes, and promises based more on hope than reality. He hopes that the unexplored McCovey oil field will provide a large supply of oil; he hopes that new mineral resources will be found in economically recoverable quantities; he hopes that his acquaintances in Washington, D.C. will continue to do him favors, even though, as a governor, he would be ill-positioned to do much for them in return.

Fran Ulmer has been open and honest with Alaskans, and has offered details about exactly what she will do to strengthen and diversify Alaska's economy, improve our schools, and develop our natural resources in a sustainable manner. While Murkowski builds castles in the air, Ulmer demonstrates that her feet are firmly planted on the ground.

On Nov. 5, vote for the candidate with a clear and realistic vision for Alaska; vote for Fran Ulmer.

Jan Yaeger

Soldotna



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