But first, the matter at hand. Our photojournalist was shooting close ups of Governor Chet Culver signing the allowable growth bill at Des Moines' SCAVO campus. You can see from the picture what he found on the governor's right hand. Signs of an alien abduction? Doubtful. Teething marks from the first family's new puppy, Buck? We wondered. A spokesman from the governor's office said he was not aware of the marks on the governor's hand. Mystery unsolved.
We just finished taping this weekend's edition of Channel 13's "The Insiders". Senator Matt McCoy, the Democrat from Des Moines, predicted Iowa's U.S. Senator Charles Grassley will not run for another term when his seat expires next year. Instead, McCoy said Grassley will run for governor instead. Now, that would be a juicy match up...Culver vs. Grassley, just like the headline back in 1980 when Congressman Charles Grassley defeated Senator John Culver. By the way, Grassley would be 77 when he took office as governor. Quite a prediction, Senator McCoy.