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Letter to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin

Art Greenwalt / September 27, 2007


Governor Palin,

I noticed in your comments regarding California Rep. George Miller's PAW Bill to close the loophole on aerial predator killing, you portrayed the issue as interference from Outside.  Having lived here in Alaska for 38 years, now, I recognize this tactic as one often trotted out when there is no real justification for a stand.

But since you have broached it, I have to ask if you are so concerned about this staying strictly an Alaskan issue how it is you then turn around and ignore the fact that both times aerial predator killing has been put before Alaskan voters it has been banned by a majority.  It seems what you really mean to say is this is not an issue for anyone outside Alaska to act on.  It is not an issue for anyone in Alaska who disagrees with the program to act on.  It is only for that narrow view that supports extreme and unscientific aerial killing to be worthy of notice.

I expect a certain hypocrisy in politics; it seems to be part and parcel of the profession.  Yet, that which you exhibit with this behavior exceeds even that which I have generally seen displayed.  It's a shame that in the end due to an administrative adherence to the anti-predator faction's views, Alaskans and Alaska's wildlife will suffer.

Art Greenwalt / Fairbanks AK

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