Progressive activist and blogger, Howie Klein has posted a scathing Alaska politics entry at his influential blog, Down With Tyranny!
The article is titled - Alaska: Political Corruption Has Been Mostly A Republican Pastime, But Given The Opportunity, Ethan Berkowitz Will Change All That
Klein has, in the recent past, received a Spirit of Liberty Award in 1999 from People for the American Way for his anti-censorship efforts. Klein was honored by the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California "Bill of Rights Award" for his activism in the area of free speech.
Although he begins the essay on the political status of Ted Stevens and Don Young - two of his favorite targets - Howie Klein spends most of the essay going through figures on Ethan Berkowitz's campaign funding.
They're more detailed than anything I've published, as I've kept back a lot of information submitted to me over the past eight months on Berkowitz, because I felt it could possibly be used by Alaska's GOP slime machine against Berkowitz, should he somehow prevail on August 26.
I've written about my questions to Ethan about how he gets his money here, in April and May. I don't feel Ethan ever gave me an adequate answer to the questions I posed to him in April, and we mostly yelled at each other in May.
Howie Klein, in his conclusion, writes, "Give Ethan Berkowitz a decade or two and he'll be approaching a Don Young level of corruption."
Update - 4:30 p.m: Robert Dillon has written an article for the Fairbanks News-Miner that takes a pallid glance at campaign financing in the current US House and Senate races. Ethan Berkowitz's campaign links to it. I doubt it will link to Howie's article.