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, November 04, 2007


Overshadowing even the raucous debate over oil taxes in Alaska has been the destiny of Maggie the Elephant, who has long inhabited the Alaska Zoo – located a few blocks from my home. In Anchorage, I live near the zoo. During legislative session in Juneau I wonder perhaps if I am in the zoo. Whatever, Maggie has now been transported to a sunny new home in California courtesy of TV persona Bob Barker and an Air Force C-17, and appears to be most happy (but it’s difficult to read elephant expressions). Congratulations Maggie.

Before Maggie’s move south, a newsperson asked me if I thought Maggie would be happier in California than in Alaska. To which I answered, “I don’t know. I’m not an pachedyrm therapist.”

Well, if Maggie is happy, so am I. Now if we could get all the warm sunny states – especially the hot ones – to return our seals, walruses, polar bears, and other northern critters to the comfortable cool climes of Alaska, the world would be a better place.


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