Slip of the tongue? Walker admits he's a Democrat? - Must Read Alaska
Connect with:
Thursday, September 16, 2021
HomeThe SocialSlip of the tongue? Walker admits he’s a Democrat?

Slip of the tongue? Walker admits he’s a Democrat?

gif ad for must read alaska donations


Gov. Bill Walker often uses his no-party status to distance himself from the Alaska Democratic Party, while in his actions he has increasingly aligned with Democrats, pushing for bigger government, more social programs, and higher taxes. He also ran and won with the full support of the Alaska Democratic Party, a feat he hopes to repeat in 2018.

But, at a recent event at University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, even Walker got confused about his own political identity, first calling himself a Democrat, then catching himself and correcting, renaming himself an Independent.

He told the group of students he had cut spending by $1.7 billion in response to dropping oil revenues. But he needs revenues: “A few of my predecessors assumed that oil was a renewable resource and the price would always go up,” he continued. “I introduced nine new pieces of revenue. I wasn’t trying to put a target on anyone. A little bit of income tax, a little bit of fuel tax…not a single one of them passed.”

Here’s the clip with Walker’s confusion about his political identity:


Donations Welcome


Written by

Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

Latest comments

  • Walker is what ever he thinks will get him elected.

  • Walker admits he’s a Democrat? Hell we already knew that.

  • He is probably reaching out to distant voters.

  • With a platform of tax, take, spend… can Walker lose?

    PLEASE keep telling him he can’t lose. Let him stay out of touch.

%d bloggers like this: