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  •  The State lost a lot of money on that deal (7+ / 0-)

    The jet was eventually sold, through a broker, to a Texan Republican who moved to Valdez in 2005, and has bought up a good portion of the town. He is using it to fly wealthy hunters out to the Russian Far East where they can bag bear and elk without having the hassle of getting their guns through customs.

    Alaska had bought the jet in 2005 for 2.7 million, and sold it two years later for 2.1, minus the 1.5% brokers' commission. That's not fiscal responsibility we can believe in!

    The buyer, Larry Reynolds, has found out about the sale from the state's GOP leader. Reynolds, an avid hunter with more than 300 exotic kills under his gunbelt, plans to make Valdez into a hunting tourism capital, and to showcase the stuffed remains of his victims all over the town and its new luxury hotels.

    Circumstances rule men; men do not rule circumstances. -The Histories of Herodotus, Book 7, Ch. 49

    by Louise on Fri Sep 05, 2008 at 08:25:30 AM PDT

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