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).

Thursday, October 27, 2005


I listened in on radio this afternoon (in amazement) to the governor’s press conference regarding Commissioner of Natural Resources Tom Irwin’s questioning memo regarding Alaska’s gas pipeline negotiations with the producers, and a request that the Attorney General render an official legal opinion on the matter.

From the press conference we learned that Commissioner Irwin has resigned, and six top level executives in the Department of Natural Resources followed suit with resignations. Next, the governor lavished pro forma praise on the seven administration departees. Then the Attorney General assured us that Commissioner Irwin’s eight stated concerns were matters of “policy” differences rather than something more serious. This was followed by the governor and attorney general responding to questions from the assembled frenzied media.

Hopefully, right-minded Alaska government and business leaders can overcome the “difficulties” (in delicate military lingo, the “Charlie Foxtrot”) that will be tomorrow’s headline, and bring home a gas pipeline with a contract that will benefit all Alaska both in the short and long term. Hope springs eternal. No one belongs in the legislature unless they are an optimist.

“Tune in for the next exciting episode.”


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