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Letter: Sleazy picks

How many other “sleazy” characters is Gov. MikeDunleavy hiding? In August 2020, Republican ex-attorney general Kevin Clarkson resigned after it wasdiscovered Clarkson was repeatedly “sexting” a woman in the Dunleavy administration. It was a month before Alaskans even knew about it. Dunleavy tried to hide it. Had the news media not “discovered” his resignation, would Alaskans have ever found out? Can Republican administrations be trusted? Just ask Anchorage residents about their current Republican mayor.

In January 2021, Clyde “Ed” Sniffen Jr., another Republican attorney general pick by Dunleavy, retired after it was found he had inappropriate relations with a 17-year-old girl in 1991 as her then-coach. Dunleavy couldn’t hide that one, but would he have, if given the chance? Only time will tell. At our expense.

Now we find out another “choice” Dunleavy pick, Republican Jeremy Cubas — appointed as an adviser for “pro-family” policies, no less — has been forced toresign. Cubas, apparently unvetted, over the past several years regularly made derogatory public comments — and publicly supported them — against Jews and LGBTQ+ people and supported Hitler’s views and Hitlerian ideologies. Really? Coming from this Republican administration, it is sadly unsurprising.

One has to wonder how many other Republican administrative “choices” Dunleavy has in the closet. Even if Dunleavy knows the answer to that question, will we? Does Republican AG Treg Taylor meet the low bar of this administration? He sometimes sounds like it.

From coercing state government employees into signing a letter of “loyalty” and costing the state half a million dollars in the consequent lawsuit to hiding the resignation of an attorney general, Dunleavy and his administration have set the bar pretty low and once again underlined the standards set by Republicans.


— Wayne Jones



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