Pat Forgey at the Juneau Empire has a story today on Robin Taylor, the former Wrangell legislator who former Gov. Frank Murkowski made head of the ferry system. Seems Palin is replacing Taylor, and Taylor is -- at least according to Palin's office -- nowhere to be found.
From Forgey's story:
(Palin spokesman Charles Fedullo) said Taylor's last day was Jan. 31, but the new administration does not know whether Taylor yet knows of his replacement.
Typically, political appointees at the deputy commissioner level and above are asked to submit letters of resignation when a new administration takes office. Taylor did so, and the Palin administration has accepted the resignation, Fedullo said.
Transportation spokesman Mike Chambers said earlier Taylor has been on personal leave since the Palin administration took office Dec. 4, but he was unable to provide any other information about Taylor's status.
Fedullo said the governor's office has tried to reach Taylor. "We've tried many means to reach him," he said.
Those means include phone, fax and e-mail, he said.
Rumors around the Capitol have it that Taylor is traveling in New Zealand, but no one seems to know where those rumors originated.