"Frank never saw a tree he didn't want to cut, an acre he didn't want to mine or a drop of oil he didn't want to pump." That's what they say about Alaska's outgoing Republican governor Frank Murkowski who leaves office on Monday December 4, 2006. Murkowski who spent 21 years in the US senate before retiring to run for governor four years ago is widely known for his 'development, development at any cost' stance. He has been an avid supporter of any large scale development project almost no matter what or where. Very little else seems as important to him.
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