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Frank the Tank

Saturday, November 16th 2013 by Pat

It’s the final week on our Kickstarter Campaign for Alaska Robotics News and I’ll be counting down here by revisiting some of our favorite political satire projects from over the years. I hope you’ll donate to the project so we can make more and better episodes of our upcoming series.

Frank Murkowski – A Tribute

We made this video back in 2007 as a send off when Frank Murkowski left office.

Murkowski was the gubernatorial incumbent but he lost in the Republican primary to a mavericky lady from Wasilla.

Murkowski’s approval rating before the election was down around 14%. I think a lot of that had to do with appointing his daughter to the senate, screwing over senior citizens, and buying a private governor jet so he wouldn’t have to fly with people critical of his decision to use state money to buy a private governor jet.

This parody version of Leaving on a Jet Plane was performed by Collete Costa who is a completely incomparable human being. She’s like… Incomparable.

I maybe don’t agree with all his moves as governor, but after spending dozens of hours cutting through footage of the guy I have a lot more appreciation for him. He’s not a monster, he’s just misunderstood.

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