WC’s Recommended Votes


WC reader Paul reminded WC that some folks are already doing early voting. WC isn’t that good at planning. But perhaps it is time for WC’s voting guide to go up. WC approaches this blog post with some trepidation. For many years, WC would carefully cut out the newspaper ad from the Interior Taxpayers Association.…

Own a Piece of the Pipe: A Cautionary Tale


Ethan Berkowitz’s campaign platform includes his “own a piece of the pipe” plan. If elected, Berkowitz would press for the Alaska Legislature to create a corporation – it’s exact role regarding the gas line isn’t well defined – in which Alaskans could buy stock using their Alaska Permanent Fund Dividends. There are even fancy stock…

Ethan’s Appalling Pandering


WC got an email from the Ethan Berkowitz for Governor Campaign yesterday. Understand, WC has supported Berkowitz, even to the point of campaign contributions. The email proudly announced “Ethan’s Royalty Plan.” It might as well have announced Ethan’s Pandering Plan. The following quotes are lifted directly from that email. 1. With Ethan’s plan, the royalties…

Way Past Rude


Dear President Obama: I am writing to apologize on behalf of Alaska’s Governor, its senior U.S. Senator and its Congressman. It was inexcusably rude for them not to be present in person for your recent, brief visit to Alaska. Governor Parnell shows occasional flashes of competence, but mostly follows the example set by his former…