Sunday, April 12, 2009

A Plea to the Alaska State Legislature Regarding Wayne Anthony Ross

Please do not confirm this man as Attorney General.

There are a variety of groups out there, representing a broad spectrum of Alaskans, who have all stated valid reasons why this man is just flat-out wrong to head up the Alaska Department of Law.

While I agree with them, I represent none of those groups. I am just your average Alaskan who is able to see that W.A.R. is a bad idea... and I vote.

Please allow me to direct you the website of Shannyn Moore.

Published there is a considered, thoughtful letter to Wayne Anthony Ross, penned by Richard Burton, former Alaska Commissioner of Public Safety under two Alaska Governors.

Also published there is Mr. Ross's flippant response.

That exchange alone should give you pause to think.

Even if you ignore his past improprieties, W.A.R.'s legal acumen is, at best, mediocre.

Given the Governor's pettiness and penchant for vengeance, and how politics work, I know there may well be repercussions from the Third Floor if you fail to confirm Ross. As a payback for denying her will, capital projects (the bread and butter of reelection) in your district may fall victim to the line-item veto pen.

If that happens, let your constituents know where the blame lies... at the feet of an imperious, arrogant Governor who hates being told "no."

Please, I beg of you. Do the right thing for Alaska.
Reject this appointment.


RunninL8 said...

HI there! Came by way of Prog. Alaska. I'm enjoying your blog! WHERE was that header pic taken?!?! It's gorgeous!!!

Wolfe Tone said...

I sent you an email with the pic info.
Thanks, and welcome aboard.

Crabby Barbie said...

Please Alaskans, call your legislators and let them hear about your opposition to Wayne Ross directly from you. We love our state too much to add to our collective embarrassment about corrupt politicians (especially Wayne's former client Vic Kohring who is now in prison in California); highest domestic violence rates (read Leah Burton's letter to Ross); and incompetents (Sarah Palin, for example). Stop the train wreck ... make that call! Thank you.

CelticDiva said...

Thanks for being part of the "blogger brigade," raising awareness of Wayne Anthony Ross and what a terrible choice he is for AG!!

The "call to action" for Alaskans is very real...the ONLY way to influence our legislators is through sheer numbers of bonafide Alaskan residents speaking their minds!

Thanks again, and...

*in her best Godfather voice*

"...welcome to da family!"

SillyGit said...

I am not an Alaskan but have been following things up there because of your GINO. This Ross fellow is a disaster. I would not hire him as counsel for anything.

I hope you can sway enough of your State Legislators to block his appointment. Good luck and best wishes.

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