Out of the park
A group of Democrats in the Alaska State Legislature got its feeling hurt and fired off a nastygram to Sen. Dan Sullivan after his May 3 speech before a joint session of the Legislature, the Juneau Empire is reporting.
The accused Sullivan of “misrepresentations and political rhetoric” by pointing out Democrats in general, and the Biden administration in particular, are bad news for Alaska and the nation.
“Today, we express our sincere disappointment for bringing Washington, D.C. partisanship to Alaska and embedding the divisive tone of that partisanship and rhetoric into our chambers,” the Alaska Democrats wrote. “During your speech, you blamed Democrats, our ideals, and our passion for a better America as the problem in this country.”
It sounds to us like Sullivan hit it out of the park.
He slapped the Biden administration around for rolling back President Donald Trump’s environmental orders and targeting Alaska families. “Alaska is always the gift that national Democrats always give their radical environmental supporters,” Sullivan said.
Sullivan also accused the national Democratic Party of “tempting America with cradle-to-grave European-style socialism.”
The Democrats involved in writing the letter – Senate Minority Leader Tom Begich, Anchorage; Sens. Elvi Gray, Anchorage; Jesse Kiehl, Juneau; Scott Kawasaki, Fairbanks; Donny Olson, Golovin; Bill Wielechowski, Anchorage; and, Reps. Ivy Sponholz; Andy Josephson; and, Harriet Drummond, all of Anchorage – say they are disappointed with Sullivan’s partisan rhetoric.
“We cannot imagine that you genuinely believe the rhetoric you professed during joint session because it is not how Alaskans work with each other. We may differ, but we don’t demean or denigrate,” the letter said.
Like we said, out of the park. Way out of the park.