LOOKING OUT FOR #1….I’m just copying this from Atrios, but it’s really too good to pass up.

Alaska congressman Don Young, who supports efforts to privatize air traffic control, got two Alaska airports struck from the privatization hit list. Why the concern?

“Of course the criticism of myself,” he said, “is that I exempted the state of Alaska.” But there were ample reasons for that, he said, ticking off a number of them.

“Lastly,” Young said, “my hotel room is on the top floor of the Sheraton, and the airplanes take right off towards my hotel room. Every morning I look out and there’s one coming right at me. It’s an interesting experience and I want to make sure everything is done right in that field.”

I assure you that we all feel the same way, Don.

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