Friday, September 01, 2006

Alaska could have used the FSP more than NH

The FBI raided legislative and other offices around the state of Alaska yesterday (and when anybody coordinates something across the state of Alaska, you know it's big), including that of Alaska Senate President Ben Stevens, son of the man who holds the analogous position in the United States Senate, Ted "Bridge Builder" Stevens. This, combined with Alaska Governor Frank Murkowski's defeat in the Republican gubernatorial primary (Murkowski is the father of Alaska's other US Senator, Lisa Murkowski), seems to indicate that Alaskans have reason to be, and are sick of, their current Republican leadership.

So where's the logical alternative for disgruntled Republicans, the Libertarian Party? Well, the LPAK doesn't appear to have many candidates running (one "active race" at the moment), so these Alaskans will probably end up voting Democratic, against their beliefs and wishes.

Evidently the Free State Project chose the wrong state.

Digg it.

3 Comments:

Blogger Mary-Beth said...

Better Republican than Democrat, I say.

10:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since there is clearly no libertarian activists there to run any races, NH is a much better choice for the FSP.
Plenty of people running for office here in NH, as Republicans, Democrats and even as Libertarians...

12:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The FSP has been quietly reaching out to Alaska residents who, like you, feel hopeless. The recent smoking ban sparked local interest in passing out FSP matchbooks in bars, for example.

While it's honorable and good to pursue freedom wherever you are, it's far more productive to do so in NH. Feel free to join us there... feel far more free.... :)

4:53 PM  

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