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, January 15, 2009


Whatever your political party, regardless your assessment of candidates, however you voted, 2008 was a banner year for Alaska - because of Governor Sarah Palin’s selection as a candidate for Vice-President of the United States.

Sarah’s national campaign put Alaska on the map, thrust Alaska into national consciousness, and was altogether a very good thing for our state. No Chamber of Commerce or Visitor Bureau could possibly have the money to pay for the kind worldwide publicity Alaska gained through the “earned media” i.e. getting a message out through the media without having to pay for it.

Some critics with a political agenda might allege candidate campaign shortcomings caused more harm than good. Not so. Any publicity or campaign consultant will tell you, the word “Alaska” was always spelled and heard correctly – repeatedly. Think of it as more Alaska yard signs than anyone could ever afford. Furthermore, the worldwide interest in Sarah Palin translates into interest in Alaska, and everything we do up here. Some folks probably never heard of the Iron Dog Race, our fabulous hunting and fishing, or anything else about our unique Alaska lifestyle, until the media introduced Sarah to the world. In other words, “it’s a good thing.”

Let’s celebrate Alaska’s celebrity - and leave future politics to the future.


Anonymous Celebrity Gossip said...

Nothing wrong to campaign a candidate but we must think that all candidates are possible to won but not all them also win the competition.

7:10 PM  

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