Tuesday, November 13, 2007


The attached article from the Washington Post tells a woeful story about politics and corruption as usual even in the once untouched terrain of our most remote state, Alaska. Seems that it doesn't matter how far away you are from the mainland. You are still within the exaggerated reach of oil company revenues and the long arm of corruption. Despite being perceived as a land of pioneers who prefer to be left alone and not bothered by the follies that the rest of the lower 48 put up with; Alaskan's are waking up to the realization that business as usual for Alaskan politicians comes with a price that far exceeds the $1654 stipend each individual citizen of the state receives yearly as a result of oil revenues. The scandal seems to touch some who seemingly were previously thought untouchable like Senator Ted Steven a multi-decade senator! Only goes to show you that the smart money always follows the money. Unfortunately the real crime is that Alaskan's can be kept pacified so cheaply and for so long!!!!


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