Three Dans Too Many
An invitation! We got an invitation!
And it’s pink and blue and calligraphied all fancy-like!
Are Mayor Dan Sullivan and Bill and Michelle Bittner going to have a baby?
Are Dan Coffey and his wife Pauline going to get married again?
No, wait. It’s an “announcement of great importance to the future of Anchorage.” Wow.
Hold on just a second… We’re getting a Red Lobster?
Alas, no to all of the above.
Instead, Dan Coffey, the former Assemblyman and Sullivan minion/mancrush, has decided to run for Mayor. Not really that surprising. You may recall Dan Coffey is the one who was hired for $60k in a no-bid contract by the administration to take Title 21, the land use ordinance that was put together by people who understand urban planning, and six years of public input, and dismantle it. Apparently taking what the public wants, flipping it off, and throwing it under a steamroller ain’t cheap.
And then there was the fact that he was fined by the Alaska Public Offices Commission for failing to register as a lobbyist during the last legislative session, and for making campaign contributions that were illegal for a lobbyist to make. Coffey pulled a “gee whiz, I didn’t know,” but the Anchorage Daily News was having none of that, and called him out for the scheming, fibbing, intentional lawbreaker he is.
So, here’s what we’ve got:
Dan Coffey and his hair products would like to take over Mayor Dan’s job.
Mayor Dan would like to become “Lieutenant Dan” and is running for the Lite Gov spot currently held by Mead Treadwell.
Lite Gov Mead Treadwell would like Mark Begich’s job but he seems to be one of the few people who actually want that to happen. Good thing he’s enlisted the help of the Party Planner in his campaign efforts. That always goes well.
And Mayor Dan Sullivan would like the other Dan Sullivan, head of DNR to take Mark Begich’s spot.
It sounds confusing, but basically all you need to remember at this point is “Don’t Vote Dan.” Coffey, Sullivan or Sullivan.