Good reason?

Here we are, more than a year into the Recall Dunleavy goofiness and still no clue about who is bankrolling the coup attempt.

The recall effort against Gov. Mike Dunleavy was launched with much fanfare on Aug. 1, 2019. From Day One, we have asked who its financial backers are, but have gotten nowhere. There are other questions, as well. For instance, why did the effort start almost before the ink on Dunleavy’s oath of office had dried.

While sources of the campaign’s financing remain a deep secret, its
titular heads are Vic Fischer, a former Democratic state senator and 1955 Alaska Constitutional Convention delegate, former state Sen. Arliss Sturgulewski, a moderate Republican from Anchorage, and Joe Usibelli, chairman of Usibelli Coal Mine.

Alaska Public Offices Commission reports show no income, no expenditures for the recall effort. That, despite the campaign’s being involved in court battles all the way to the Alaska Supreme Court. State law allows Recall Dunleavy to hide its funding sources and expenditures — at least until the recall question wins a ballot spot, but you would think its backers would want transparency. It is, after all, a bid to unseat a duly elected executive and it would be nice for Alaskans to know who is bankrolling the effort.

Perhaps there is a very good reason to hide that fact from Alaskans.

6 Responses to Good reason?

  1. Dave September 20, 2020 at 9:26 am

    So Elizabeth, Google Bill Stoltze and you’ll find “backing for my assumptions “.
    “As for Clarkson being to forward ” seriously Elizabeth, obsessed would be a much more accurate word usage here. The women of his targeted affections certainly would be flattered? Doesn’t seem to be the case here. Maybe more like intimidated . AG wants and persistently pursues until he gets. This is abuse of power, breaking state statutes, and you are excusing it for personal issues?,! Not long before this he’s getting the governor to talk to our President about bringing his Columbian wife to be with him in Alaska. Seems like a bit of an extreme request for your average soa employee don’t you think?
    And as far as the marijuana issue,yes the voters are stupid, I admit. The governor deemed it essential, not the voters.
    So Elizabeth, full disclosure here , are you part of the Dunleavy administration?

  2. Elizabeth September 20, 2020 at 7:57 am

    So Dave, Do you even know why Bill Stoltz stepped down from his appointed position after less than a month? Does anyone know? I find no record of lawsuits or charges. If you have that info perhaps you should put a little backing behind your assumptions. As for Clarkson, being too forward with a fellow employee does not constitute perverse. He definitely has some personal issues he was working through, one being a a past divorce. But yet you label as ‘perverse’. There would have to be much more to merit that adjective. As for marijuana, look to voters for some, or most, of that blame. It was on ballots. The governor does not have a magic wand and the left has worked tirelessly to tie his hands in every way possible.

  3. John London September 19, 2020 at 10:50 am

    Socialism is the hatred of the other guy having a better time in the world. – The bard of American Journalism – H.L. Mencken

  4. John London September 19, 2020 at 10:46 am

    What the left really wants to recall is Americaa and your nuclear family.
    TRUMP 2020 who else?

  5. Dave September 19, 2020 at 10:36 am

    I’m not one who participated in the recall effort initially.
    In fact I worked hard phone calling and door knocking for the present governor. Today I regret putting effort to getting him into this office. The list of reasons has done nothing but grow. Let’s review a few just for entertainment, and a realization of what he’s done as our “conservative” governor.
    He seems to hang out with a perverse crowd, appointing both Bill Stoltze and Kevin Clarkson to high profile positions in his administration. Both perverts. both resigned,not fired.
    No one in state employment has lost their job due to reductions to workforce, while theater,restaurants,gyms,dentists,etc were declared nonessential lost a hell of a lot.
    Marijuana was essential under his leadership.
    He’s now in hiding because he’s paralyzed by fear. He’s known for covid stats because that’s all he’s been willing to do.
    Disappointed,I am, where’s the petition!,,?

  6. Jack September 19, 2020 at 7:24 am

    I can’t help but think we are experiencing what happened in the years surrounding 1860. You all remember what that led to. With the lack of acceptance of legally and duly elected people the divide goes deeper. I hope that sanity overcomes the animosity present now. I hate to think about approaching a Fort Sumter situation in today’s political environment.
    The losers should stop crying and sucking their thumbs. They get their chance every two or four years. They should feel lucky that we have a system that allows that opportunity.
    Remember Hitler and Mussolini and what they did to free elections once they were in power? Let us not forget Stalin, Castro and Chavez and what they did to their countries and the people who suffered and are suffering under their dictatorial leadership.
    But then again we are dealing with a bunch of spoiled brats whose lessons about history where subverted very early on in the process called Common Core. A so called panacea of children’s’ education brought to us by the super zealous left wing socialist teachers union. They thought true United States and World history should be taught as they wanted it to be thereby creating an agenda that has damaged a whole generation of students. It has left us with under achieving younger generation who think that society owes them something.
    What ever happened to “work hard and get ahead” and personal responsibility?
    1669? Begin with 1776. It matters most.


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