The Fifth Special Session of the 29th Alaska Legislature just concluded without adopting a comprehensive fiscal plan. I’m as frustrated as you are right now. But, according to recent commentaries, if I don’t support taking the PFD first, like what the Senate has done, it’s because I’m a coward or only worried about my election. Somehow with all the finger pointing and name calling they failed to recognize the reason why I don’t support it, my values. My values are grounded in fairness and equality, in taking care of our seniors and elders, in caring for the least among us, and creating opportunities for everyone to succeed. Everything I’ve done or not done is because of my values and has nothing to do with an election or being too afraid.