Friday, January 16, 2009

Patrick Dillon to the White House

Patrick Dillon moves from the Iowa Statehouse to the White House. Here's the release from the gov's office:

(DES MOINES) – Governor Chet Culver issued the following statement today congratulating former Chief of Staff Patrick Dillon on his new appointment as Deputy Director of Political Affairs for President Barack Obama.

"I could not be happier for Patrick, and the First Lady, Lt. Governor, and I wish him well in his new role at the White House. For more than three years, Patrick has been an invaluable member of our team – first during my campaign for Governor and then as Chief of Staff. Though we are all sad to see him go, Patrick’s skill and expertise will serve the President well in the coming years, and I couldn’t think of a better choice. Though he may no longer reside here, he will always be an Iowan. Our state couldn’t have a better friend in the Obama-Biden Administration.”

And happy birthday to this man!

(Photo courtesy: St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Cardinals' superstar Albert Pujols turns 29 today. It's hard to imagine what he could accomplish by the time he is 40! The picture comes from the Cardinals' Winter Warm-up last year. Fans will need a warm-up from the weather and from the lack of action by ownership this off-season. I'm not sure which one has been colder.

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