Sunday, February 12, 2006

Public Relations 101

Nestled within a larger story about my governor's proposal to spend several million dollars refurbishing the state's image in the Lower 48, we discover the root of the problem:

Gov. Frank Murkowski says it is time for an image makeover. He wants the state to hire a public relations firm to change the perception of Alaska and its people as greedy for federal dollars and all too willing to plunder the environment for profit.

Ultimately, he wants to sway public opinion in favor of opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling.

Next up: George W. Bush hires a public relations firm to remake his administration's image as a pinwheel of incompetent warmongers; the first task is to galvanize world support for a preemptive strike against Iran.