(Editor’s Note: Randy Mann sent Must Read Alaska a note saying he understands what he did was wrong and he has since deleted his comment from Facebook.)
People on social media forget their manners. And some forget that it’s actually a crime to threaten public officials with harm, and that drunkenness would not be a defense.
Randy Mann, whereabouts unknown, is not the first to use Facebook to threaten a governor in Alaska (we delete “tar and feather” comments as we find them on the MRAK comments), but he’s one of the latest, and he’ll very likely get a visit or at least a phone call from a State Troopers who will ask him, “Do you intend to behead the governor or are you just an idiot?”
Randy’s comment came in response to a story at MidnightSunAK, a left-leaning blog that wrote about how unpopular Gov. Michael Dunleavy’s budget is. Randy wanted, it appears, to up the ante and describe just how he really feels.
If it’s a cry for help, be sure to answer the phone, because help could be on the way. And it’s kind of an either/or question, Mr. Mann: Felon or idiot? Be sure to give Trooper Bob the right answer. You don’t want to mess with Trooper Bob.
(Editor’s note: Nikiski and Fairbanks Randy Manns, chill: We’re not talking about you.)