Thursday, October 19, 2006


There He Goes Again.....

It would appear that Chet Culver has once again contracted foot in mouth disease.

During Monday night's debate against Jim Nussle, Culver made the claim that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce had ranked Iowa as having the fifth best business climate in the country.

Only one problem with that: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce doesn't compile business climate rankings.

In fact, a spokesman for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce says that he doesn't know what Culver is talking about.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce magazine did do an article earlier this year about rankings done by another group, the Tax Foundation. The Tax Foundations most recent report on business-tax climate, released just last week, ranked Iowa 43rd best in the country.

Culver's campaign team has said that Culver had merely "misspoke" during the debate, and that Iowa still has a "strong business climate"

Now I don't know about you all, but there's a big difference between being 43rd best..and 5th best..and there's a bigger difference between 43rd best and a made up statistic.

This wasn't a case of being "misspoken"..this is a case of Chet Culver saying and doing anything he can to get elected Governor. Facts...who needs facts? Just throw some numbers out there, make it sound all impressive and you'll look like a leader out there, right Chet?