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Truth is in Begich's own words

Posted: March 20, 2014 - 4:11pm  |  Updated: March 21, 2014 - 8:44am

Your front page article (Clarion, March 5) is revealing about Sen. Mark Begich, typical of AP reporting, and more of a political ad than news. Will the AP also report on pro Begich PAC ads including the two anonymous “fact check organizations”? I do hope people are smart enough to realize PAC ads (on both sides) frequently stretch the truth.

The true kernel of the article is Begich’s own admission he did not agree with everything in the Senate letter. What kind of a man signs a letter he doesn’t agree with? Perhaps he needs to retake Ethics 101. Is it also situational ethics to criticize the right wing Koch PAC while at the same time being a recipient of extreme left wing Soros PAC money?

One last point. There certainly is room to criticize the closure of the North Pole refinery owned by Koch Industries and the impact on Alaska, but the Begich position on climate change mirrors Obama’s to eliminate coal usage. Perhaps Begich doesn’t realize the huge coal reserves Alaska has. Talk about turning your back on Alaska.

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Oracle 03/22/14 - 07:19 pm
Begich can't handle the truth

Mark Begich has a very loose grasp on facts. He is practiced in use of half truths to distort an issue. Like Obama, Mark Begich is a compulsive liar and opportunist.
The ads about the Koch brothers closing the Fairbanks refinery is a prime example of how this communist lackey selects facts to twist into lies. The refinery was already polluted when the Kochs purchased it and Begich's buddy Obama and his EPA made it impossible for them to operate.
While attacking the Koch brothers Begich hides the fact that he is heavily indebted to George Soros, a Hungarian carpetbagger who has every Democrat's hands in his pockets.
When someone lies to you they steal the truth which also makes Mark Begich a thief who steals from every Alaskan that he addresses.
As patriotic Alaskan Americans we deserve the truth but true to his roots Mark Begich can't handle the truth.
Mark Begich is an insult to American integrity and values, the kind of low life who would steal future security and prosperity from our babies to satisfy his socialist agenda.

Raoulduke 03/22/14 - 09:19 pm

Mark Begich is an insult to the American(Alaskan) integrity.Because he shames the Alaskan politicians by exposing them for how little integrity,and moral fiber they possess.Like the integrity,and moral fiber of that Alaskan senator .Who admitted his guilt publicly.Then got off on a technicality caused by the Republican prosecutors bungling of the case.Could that have been Coincidence?Getting off on a technicality after publicly admitting guilt.Does NOT make the Senator innocent as believed by most Alaskan Republicans.Who possess great integrity,and values.So far Begich's integrity is INTACT.Patriotic Alaskan Americans do they have more patriotism than any other American? Like Bob Dylan said "Patriotism is the Last Refuge" Obama did not invent the EPA. A Republican did.Obama care is "The AFFORDABLE CARE ACT.How about the signers of the pledge to a private citizen to shut down this country?Displayed great integrity,and values.Such as TREASON,FRAUD,and PERJURY.Not my idea of integrity,or patriotic value of any sort.Thank you

Suss 03/23/14 - 06:40 am
Wait for the money

This is going to be the most costly senate race in Alaskan history. We don't get to see the Koch brother's "dark money" numbers in their Super Pacs. If you compared Montana's 2012 senate race where 55 million was spent, this will be a media advertising Super Bowl of attack and counter blitz ads. Koch brothers could have cleaned up their dirty mess in North Pole for less than they would rather spend dirtying the airwaves in Alaska. Why do the Koch boys think they can buy Alaskan voters at the same time they are screwing the State with Flint Hills? Not nice folks to deal with and I suggest we should watch how they will try to buy their way to their next Senator.

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