Since this is the first day back at work for many of you, I thought we’d kick off 2017 with some New Year’s resolutions we imagine some elected officials, institutions, and politicos might — or should — have considered.
To start things off we’re going to resurrect the Soapy Smith Awards, once given by our delightful forerunner The Alaska Ear in the old days of the Anchorage Daily News. As the Ear would describe it, “Soapy Smith Award — a citation for dubious achievement, named in honor of Skagway’s Gold Rush con man and all-around scoundrel.”
The election is over; it is now time for some self-evaluation here at The Midnight Sun. We pride ourselves on calling it like it is, whether that supports the positions of those on the Left or those on the Right, no matter who it ticks off, we try to stay above the fray. (Even though it tends to tick off a lot of people)
In order to fully embody that spirit, we have to call it like it is on our own prognostications and assumptions going into the election. Thatâ€™s what this article is about. What did we get right and what did we get wrong.