In its very essence the "Tennessee Plan" is a forthright and logical form in which to petition the Government for the redress of a monstrous grievance. Because the grievance is real and stubborn the petition for its correction must be vigorous and dramatic. For these reasons the "Tennessee Plan" has always succeeded in the past. I firmly believe that it can succeed again, for Alaska.
- George Lehleitner, New Orleans businessman who single-handedly convinced the Alaska Constitutional Convention to adopt the "Alaska-Tennessee Plan" in order to lobby for statehood.