This is pretty terrific: Alaska State Rep. Vic Kohring, charged for bribery, extortion, and conspiracy, does not resign. Instead he publishes an op-ed asking people to contact him and tell him whether he should resign. That's leadership, folks.
The judge informed the attorneys he doesn't want the case tried in the press. Nevertheless, the media has made such a battleground around my situation that I don't really blame those who, having read only what the media tells them, have jumped on the "Resign-now bandwagon."
I have sought advice from family, friends and supporters on whether or not it is in the best interest of everyone involved to remain in the Legislature while these charges create a cloud over me. I ask you, my constituents, to provide me your sincere opinions on whether or not I should remain or step down.
My email is Representative_Vic_Kohring@legis.state.ak.us. My mailing address is 600 E. Railroad Ave., Wasilla, AK 99654. My phone is (907) 373-1842 and my fax is: (907) 373-4729.
I very much wish to be free to tell you in detail why I'm innocent. However, I have been advised by my attorney not to discuss my pending trial so as not to jeopardize my defense.
Let's talk! No, not about that! Incidentally, this is how I see Hillary Clinton's YouTube "conversations" going a couple of months into her first term.