Thursday, July 06, 2006


Governor Asleep-at-the-switch has an empty catch phrase

O. Kay Henderson has a (rather starry-eyed) post about the Vilsacks and their new catch phrase that implies Traveling Tom has "changed the landscape" of our state.

Tom Vilsack might have been able to claim that he "changed the landscape" by allowing bulldozers to destroy the homes, farms, and small businesses of regular Iowans for the benefit of a few well-connected developers or corporations. The governor's veto of the (nearly unanimous) eminent domain reform bill would have absolutely changed the landscape. Some legacy. With the quick action of the Republicans (and frankly, even many of the Democrats) in the Iowa legislature, the veto is unlikely to stand.

PS - Does anyone know if Culver has figured out eminent domain yet? (See Culver supports eminent domain veto, would've signed it into law, by the aforementioned O. Kay Henderson on Friday, June 16, 2006, 3:37 PM)