Captain Zero Pointing to the Right

Captain Zero Deals with Failure: Cheap Revenge


Governor Sean “Captain Zero” Parnell doesn’t like fisherpersons very much. They keep pointing out to him and his hare-brained ideas that fish are a renewable resource. Managed properly, heck, even managed badly under the current Board of Fish, fish can be available forever. A source of jobs, revenue, lifestyles and culture for centuries. Five species of salmon; rainbow…

The_Scream

The Nightmare Scenario


Sean “Captain Zero” Parnell is running for another term as Alaska’s Governor. But that’s not the nightmare scenario. No, the Nightmare Scenario is if Captain Zero wins, and U.S. Rep. Don Young dies or otherwise leaves office. And then Captain Zero appoints himself to the vacant seat. Piffle, you say, can’t happen? Consider the facts. We…

Your Alaska Legislature in Action

The State’s $125 Million Secret Bet


WC is a long-time critic of The Quitter’s Alaska Gasline Inducement Act and the $500 million giveaway to TransCanada (“Still, it’s better than Windows Vista.”). The AGIA boondoggle cost the State of Alaska hundreds of millions of dollars. WC was even prepared to be impressed when Captain Zero’s staff reported they had negotiated an end to the TransCanada AGIA…