Insufficient

Who could have seen that coming? Attorney General Kevin Clarkson declared the stated reasons for a recall of Gov. Michael Dunleavy are insufficient, “failing to meet factual and legal requirements under the controlling statutes.”

Director of the Division of Elections Gail Fenumiai then notified the sponsors that a certification of their recall application was kaput.

“I asked the legal team to do a deep dive into the Alaska constitution, discussions at the constitutional convention, the statutes, legislative history, and case law, including looking at authorities from other states, in order to understand what standards must be met in the recall context,” Clarkson said in a statement. “As a matter of law, recall cannot be premised upon disagreements with the elected official’s policies.

“In order to meet the ground for neglect of duty, which is the only legally pertinent ground here, applicants must show an inability, willful neglect, or outright illegal intent on the part of the elected official.”

They did not. It was all bogus from the beginning. Dunleavy’s only crime that we can see is that he did not do what the Left wanted, when it wanted and how it wanted – and – horrors! – he moved to slash state spending so coveted by Democrats, far too many Republicans and trough-dipping, big-government advocates.

The real problem is that instead of Democrat Mark Begich or former Republican-cum-independent-cum-undeclared-cum-independent-again Gov. Bill Walker, Dunleavy won the governor’s race.

We know the recall bunch can drag all this out by appealing and whining and delaying as they try to make their pie-in-the-sky claims an issue in next year’s election – and it is political, make no mistake – but we hate to see them further embarrass themselves.

It would be nice to talk about real issues.

10 Responses to Insufficient

  1. Will Gay November 5, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    I smell a Drumph woke rant coming!
    3 paragraph limit.

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  2. R-Dubya November 5, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    To the Left, Dunleavy and his Administration ‘is’ the only real issue and there will be no compromise and/or negotiation. It’s an ‘All-Hands-On-Deck’ exercise to resist and destroy.
    Unfortunately, these are the times we live in.

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  3. RevBill November 5, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    On the contrary: It’s amusing to see them embarrassing themselves.

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  4. Donald Drumpf November 6, 2019 at 6:35 am

    No disagreements from me on this one Will.

    Another time,

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  5. John London November 6, 2019 at 10:57 am

    The new Bolshevik’s both here and in DC believe that now they can simply run rough shod over the Constitution (and claim the other side does LOL) and remove from office the opposition.

    They scream about losing “our” Democracy, but yet display totalitarian tendencies of the fascist kind constantly and completely.

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  6. Donald Drumpf November 7, 2019 at 7:59 am

    Now I do. Bolshevik’s? Totalitarian tendencies? Fascist kind? Our president is pushing a foreign government to announce an investigation into an actual “witch hunt”, a conspiracy theory against a political opponent for his personal gain using tax payer dollars and a private lawyer who should have no access to foreign affairs. He’s intimidating whistle blowers and witnesses, all who are damning him and some who are decorated war veterans and honorable Americans, wide open to the world over his twitter account. He’s spreading hate and lies faster than he can breath. The above mentioned effort to remove Dunleavy is ridiculous. Should almost be reprimanded for wasting time and money with zero reasoning. Completely agreed. But to lump them in with the effort to remove an actual totalitarian in the white house, an actual wannabe fascist, is ridiculous in my mind. I’m pro democrat, pro republican, pro whatever someone wants to call themselves naively when they take a pragmatic and utilitarian approach to problems, but sticking to a party in light of current evidence is blind loyalty. Something American’s who decided to use their eyes objectively will not forget. And lets be honest here, republicans these days aren’t arguing fiscal responsibility or limited government, both are growing. It’s about the guns, the last topic they decide to stick to their libertarian roots for. The only topic they remain conservative or even to the right on. For some, about abortions, which brings religion into government, an additional agenda to work around, so thanks for that. Either way, both parties are the same, they take too much money, build too much government, solve too little problems, and neither are on the right side of the spectrum in ideals, just by name. It’s just who’s in power and what about the guns. So let’s knock this left/right conversation off already. They’re the exact same thing, greedy.

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  7. Fred Flintstone November 7, 2019 at 8:34 am

    Recall a governor you don’t like. Impeach a president you don’t like. Attempt an end-run around the Constitution to change the Electoral College, because you don’t like how ignorant moron inbred hick republican flyover drooling doofuses (doofi?) voted.

    The left can’t win ALL the time and it infuriates them. So they find ways to circumvent the will of We, the People.

    This reinforces my belief in high school sports, where competitors learn you don’t win all the time, and to act with grace whether winning or losing.

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  8. Mayor Dan November 7, 2019 at 11:01 am

    Drumpf says abortion brings religion into government. If by religion he means morality and the belief in the sanctity of all life, then he is correct but misguided. You don’t have to be a religious person in the traditional sense to understand that life is precious in all stages of existence. Who knows what amazing human gifts were wasted under the liberal mantra of ‘choice’.

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  9. John London November 7, 2019 at 11:41 am

    What all of this comes down to is tiny minority groups that see their blatant ultra narcissistic issues more important than the majorities. All the rhetoric and blather is pure hokum.

    Try to destroy the family, the mores, the culture, the values, the principles, the history, and all of a sudden a true maverick and righteous duly elected president says: ENOUGH

    Then scream that the most popular president in history (and lots of “closet” admirers out there) is wrong and won’t support your narcissistic destructive snowflake tendencies born of a set of conditioned and brainwashed ill gotten values and a drug culture.

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  10. Donald Drumpf November 8, 2019 at 11:36 am

    Mayor,
    Abortion shouldn’t be a political issue. Plenty of conservatives have supported it over the years. Feast your eyes on these hypocrites: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/06/opinion/sunday/conservative-men-abortion-hypocrisy.html.
    All I’m saying is to leave the subject out of politics. Trying to enforce laws to outlaw it involves the government and makes this a more progressive regulatory state. Cause if you’re gonna do it for this, your are opening the door to do it for something else that takes lives. Probably something metallic. Something that rhymes with Nuns.

    London my main man,
    I’m seriously confused who you are talking about in your last paragraph. By the most “Popular” president in history, I’m assuming you meant Obama. Obama being the individual who promised change but delivered more of the same, setting the stage for a non politician to come in and shake up the establishment. No one could have known that the outsider would be worse for this country than Reincarnated Stalin himself. If you’re talking about Trump, that is hilarious. Get yourself a 15-20 minute segment at the laugh factory, cause you are producing gold. Also, snowflake isn’t as bothersome as you’d think. The older generation got us into this mess. The young have to deal with it. Only reason that term circulates is the technology the young created for the distribution. At this point, it’s almost a term of endearment. By calling someone a snowflake, you’re saying they are worthy of your blessing.

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