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Attempt the impossible

...sessions. The proposal is so simple, even a professional politician could understand it. Do away with campaigns...well? One of the standard responses of the professional politician when buttonholed and presented with one of my...
Elton seems to have forgotten term limits

...must step aside.) The charter amendment was adopted by the voters during the fall election. Elton has been a professional politician for 16 years. He started in 1990 on the Juneau Assembly and moved to the state Legislature in 1994. Kim seems...
Just say no, Rep. Condit

...announced he'll seek an eighth term in Congress. What part of "Don't run" does he not understand? As a professional politician, Condit seems to think the question is can he win the March 5 primary against at least eight eager challengers...
Miller says he was naive to expect privacy

...declaration earlier this month - that he wouldn't answer questions about his past - in part to his not being a "professional politician." His contrite admission came after questions had been raised about his seven years working for the Fairbanks...
Who's Next?

...middle-of-the-road course. Ross said, though, that Mystrom shares with other Republican hopefuls the stigma of being a professional politician. "If I run, I'd see myself as a new face in a tired crowd," Ross said. "I don't think Mystrom has...
Senate: Write-ins lead at night's end

...of campaign hiccups that he attributed partly to the inexperience of his campaign staff and his not being a "professional politician," and partly to opponents desperate to distract voters' attention from the issues. Miller had to acknowledge...
Eavesdropping at the Grisly Saloon to Washington?'' ``What you're talking about,'' Grunts responded first, ``is a hired gun. A professional politician we pay to represent us, but who doesn't know a thing about our state.'' ``That's exactly right...
Juneau Empire Online Opinion and Letters: Abel has the qualities we need in politicians 8/5/98

...hand, as a citizen-businessman, Abel's tendency is to try to work things out for the good of all. While a professional politician may be able to move bills through political skills learned through the political process, I'd rather have...


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