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November 23, 2014

Take Five With Rep. Don Young

Take Five With Rep. Don Young

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It’s the final Take Five of the year for HOH, and we celebrate with one of our favorite members, GOP Rep. Don Young of Alaska, who waxes about chewing on blubber and how he takes cues from the leadership style of “Old Guts and Glory,” Gen. George Patton.

What’s Alaska’s best-kept secret?

How hot it gets in the summer.

What’s your favorite food and why?

Fresh muktuk (whale skin and blubber) because you can chew on it all day.

Who has been your biggest inspiration during your life and why?

My father, because he taught me at a young age the value of listening. He never shied away from keeping me accountable.

What do you feel is the greatest advantage of being the only representative from Alaska?

Unlike in most state delegations, I don’t have to argue with anyone. I am Alaska’s voice in the United States House of Representatives.

What’s your favorite movie and why?

“Patton” because it showed a man who knew how to get things done.

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