The governor doth protest too much, methinks.
The comments mark the first time that Rodell has spoken publicly about the firing, which took many by surprise given the fund’s strong performance under her management. Rodell’s accusations that politics had something to do with her firing aligns with much of the chatter about the abrupt firing. There’s been broad bipartisan interest in the Legislature to get to the bottom of the firing, which includes am Alaska Legislative and Budget Committee hearing planned for next Monday, the day before the start of the 2022 legislative session.
The Legislative Budget and Audit Committee is bringing its auditing power to bear to find out who knew what and when in the firing of APFC executive director Angela Rodell.
With Rodell gone, the worry now is that politics will invade the Alaska Permanent Fund and it will suddenly be more amenable to being the state’s piggy bank, ready to be cracked open for the whims of Dunleavy.