If you're reading this, you're either one of my friends bored at work or you are like me and read most of the Alaska blogs regularly, including Alaskan Abroad, who teamed up with the Anchorage Press on a gubernatorial candidate questionnaire, which is posted here. Their questions were a pretty well thought out survey on statewide issues.
Questions which Palin skipped:
- Do you support oil and gas exploration in Bristol Bay? How would you ensure that the salmon fishery there is adequately protected?
- How would you change the Alaska coastal management program? Would you move the Fish Habitat Division from the Department of Natural Resources back to the Department of Fish & Game?
- Do you support a 90-day legislative session?
- How would you rectify the long-standing issue of dual wildlife management in rural Alaska? Do you support changing Alaska's Constitution to match federal law on subsistence?
- Would you reinstate municipal revenue sharing? How would you find a sustainable way of paying for the program? Is a Permanent Fund community dividend a possibility?
- How would you improve health care in rural and urban areas? How would you lower health care costs?
- What is your position on law enforcement in rural Alaska and the wish by many predominately Native communities to use tribal courts and tribal police to resolve disputes in the absence of state troopers?
- How would you describe the cultural value of Alaska's Native communities? Should that be enough of a reason to preserve them?
- How would you deal with attempts to expand tribal sovereignty in the state?
To be fair, Knowles skipped a question, too. Go read the rest already!