Contrary to what you may have heard on another tv station in Des Moines, Tom Vilsack is not planning on making his "do I run for prez or do I not decision" in 60 days. The Gov is standing by (according to his spokesman) that he will decide sometime after the November election. Apparently, the reporter took his comments a little too literally and assumed the decision would immediately follow the election results. Oops...
(Sorry this next post is a little late...too many technical problems over the past week)
Mary Ann Hanusa (the repub running for Sec of State) told me about her harrowing experience on 9/11. She had been working the West Wing, handling correspondence for Prez Bush. She said the Secret Service was running through the West Wing telling everyone a plane may be headed for the White House. Agents told her and others to run from the building and get at least two blocks away.
As she walked through the Healing Fields in West Des Moines Monday, she said it was really eerie, because she recognized many of the names. She had to send correspondence on behalf of the President expressing his condolences to the victims' families shortly after the terrorist attacks.