Blogs by Rep Bob Lynn

Blog site of Representative Bob Lynn, Alaska House of Representatives,District 31 Anchorage, Alaska. Blogs consist of public comments during legislative sessions, speeches, political commentary, as well as personal observations, and some journal type entries. Comments are invited.

Location: Anchorage, Alaska, United States

Member of the Alaska State House of Represeentatives since 2003. US Air Force, Retired; military bandsman; F94C interceptor pilot; Vietnam service as radar controller (Monkey Mountain), radar site commander(Pleiku); Government Contract Management; Public school Teacher, Retired. Married 55 years to Marlene Wagner Lynn, 6 children, 20 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild. Member St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Church. Former Tucson Arizona policeman, Ambulance Driver and Mortician's Assistant, Realtor (currently on referral status).

Sunday, May 08, 2005

"Wow." "Hello" to Bob Lynn from the White House (yeah, the one in DC)

One of my staff took a call from the White House. A Special Assistant to the President wanted to talk to me about my position on the Alaska Retirement System vis a vis the Presidents's Social Security proposal, and I was supposed to return his call. I think that kind of political pressure from a White House staffer to a state legislator on a state issue is out of bounds. Obviously, this call was generated by political operatives here in Juneau. I sis, however, attempt to return the call but never did get through due to busy lines on Mother's Day. I did, however, leave a pointed message on his answering machine.

I thought this kind of stuff was material for a Press Release, so I issued one. See the following:


Representative Bob Lynn, Alaska House District 31
May 8 2005

I received a telephone call from the White House. Mr. James Kelly, Special Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs, wanted to know my position on SB141, a bill before the Alaska Legislature on PERS/STRS as it compares to the president’s social security reform agenda.

The answer is,

“I support my president. Social security is a federal issue, and Alaska PERS/STRS is a state issue. When I become a Member of Congress, I’ll be happy to make official statements about federal issues. Give my regards to your boss.”


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