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Letter: Hiring logic

  • Author: Wayne Jones
    | Opinion
  • Updated: February 13
  • Published February 13

Kate Troll’s Feb. 3 op-ed regarding our new governor’s appointment of Jason Brune as commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation to guard Alaska’s environment exposes yet, again, another example of Trumpian-style foxes in sheep’s clothing. Thank you, Kate.

Our local and national administrations’ disregard for the environment (among other things) is irresponsible, reckless and costly. But, since they’re on a roll, we might as well take it to the limit. Corruption is rampant in Trump’s administration, and Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s may be no different. In any event, to reduce crime in Alaska, Dunleavy should appoint former (or current) lawbreakers and incarcerated prisoners to head the Alaska State Troopers and local police forces in Alaska. Makes sense to me. Their logic of appointing commissioners to agencies to which they are diametrically opposed certainly justifies the means.

While he’s at it, Dunleavy could appoint high school dropouts to run the education department, failed business leaders to head Alaska’s Office of Management and Budget, and convicted sex offenders as judges. Why not? Make Alaska great again.

— Wayne Jones


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