Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Steve King for Governor?

Does Steve King want to run for Governor of Iowa in 2010? It sounds like a "maybe". King told me he "is looking at it." He said "that whatever duty calls, that's what I will do. But I've made no decision yet. I go to bed at night without it on my mind. And I get up in the morning and it's not always on my mind when I wake up."

It's not always on his mind. Hmmm. King said Culver has to take the blame (as the head of the state) for the state spending way too much money since he took over and for signing that smoking ban. King isn't a big fan and thinks it's an unfair law since it sets different standards for different businesses. He also told me Iowa could become a "weekend Mecca for same sex marriages" for people everywhere if the Iowa legislature doesn't pre-empt a possible Iowa Supreme Court ruling that would allow gays and lesbians to marry in our state.

The only person I've heard who is also likely, if not definitely, planning on running for governor is Sioux City businessman Bob Vander Plaats. He has already tried twice before. But as they say, the third time is the charm.

What do the Dems think of a King vs. Culver matchup?

"Steve King has shown once again that he is willing to put his concerns for his political future ahead of the concerns of the people of the 5th District.

While the people of Western Iowa are faced with record gas prices and skyrocketing health care costs, King has turned his back on them to focus on his own political ambitions.

Steve King’s record shows he has failed to deliver for Iowa families and our rural communities. Voters in the 5th District will send King a strong message this November, when they send Rob Hubler to Congress."

-Scott Brennan, Chair of the Iowa Democratic Party

I feel obligated to all fairness to Steve King, I did ask him about whether he wanted to run for governor. He didn't come to me to tell me what he was thinking.


Anonymous said...

Maybe he'll look at it if he loses his seat because people in the 5th CD are sick of his stupid antics and his charming racist bloopers. He is a national embarassment.

Yesterday, Dana Milbank of the Washington Post wrote a scathing account of King's behavior in a Judiciary Committee hearing.

The Clueless One posted it on his campaign website. He's proud of being an absolute jerk, and of making sure that no congressional oversight of administration lawbreaking and incompetence happens. He is not going to do his job. His constituents should hire someone else.

Shane Vander Hart said...

Yeah I'm sure he's afraid of that when he has great support and won by a comfortable margin last time around. I'm sure he's shaking in his boots.

I tell you what you call him clueless, but he has to be better than the absolute mess we have running the State. Not only is he liberal, but he's a horrible, horrible executive. He has no clue how to govern. I'm no Vilsack fan, but at least he was competent.

Dave Price said...

Can you feel the love tonight...

Anonymous said...

maybe he would let business run its own affalr and just tend to running the state as should be done