Wednesday, December 06, 2006

A Busy Final Hour in Office

Former Gov Frank Murkowski (R-AK) left office this month after being a lame duck since coming in third in the GOP Primary.

But not before appointing 35 friends to key state positions in the final hour he was in office. Yep -- 35 appointments in an hour.

That includes former Chief of Staff Jim Clark named to the Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority. Mr Clark has been a loggerheads with the panel since it was created.

Gov Sara Palin (R-AK) plans to review those 11th hour appointments. She didn't find out about them until walking on stage to take the oath of office this week. (Anchorage Daily News, HT:

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