Tom Vilsack quacks his way onto national tv Monday. Vilsack's the guest on "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central (airs at 10pm Iowa time). Host Jon Stewart's been poking fun at the Gov's last name. He uses the Aflac insurance duck's quacks whenever he talks about Vilsack. All that national exposure ain't nothing to quack about (sorry, had to do it). More than a million people tune into the show each night. Expect Vilsack to ruffle afew feathers during his visit, I'm told, both literally and metaphorically. Don't miss the beginning of the show.
Speaking of fledglings, Obamarama has officially begun in Iowa. Iowadraftobama.org is up live. Drake student, Jordan Oster, is overseeing the early efforts. He told me it's a "fledgling operation so far". Oster grew up in Clive and helped out with Chet Culver's successful campaign for governor this last cycle.
Longtime Statehouse Sergeant-at-Arms Wilbur Rhoads passed away late Thursday night. He's been battling cancer that spread unfairly quickly over the past six months. Arrangements are pending.