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Sunday, October 02, 2005
No fat in the budget?: Well, I suppose that salmon are low in fat, but this is ridiculous.


So, you landed a big king salmon this summer? It can't compare to the colossal king Alaska Airlines plans to land this morning in Anchorage.

The Seattle-based carrier has painted nearly the full length of a Boeing 737-400 passenger jet as a wild Alaska king, or chinook, salmon. The airline has dubbed its flying fish the "Salmon-Thirty-Salmon."


And you paid for it.


A local nonprofit agency, the Alaska Fisheries Marketing Board, gave Alaska Airlines a $500,000 grant to paint the jet. The money came out of about $29 million in federal funding U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska and his congressional colleagues have appropriated to the marketing board, created in 2003, to promote and enhance the value of Alaska seafood. The senator's son, state Sen. Ben Stevens, is chairman of the agency's board of directors.


If you really want to promote Alaskan salmon, here's an idea: why not give away $500,000 worth of salmon steaks. Or coupons.

Here's an even better idea: Why not use private money?

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lol...you have to laugh to avoid crying.
 
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