Iowa Governor Chet Culver has begun his road trip across the state to try to raise support for his new $750 million I-JOBS plan. Does the sheer presence of the trip show how the governor has failed to win enough support yet from lawmakers in the state house, even though his Democratic party calls the shots there?
Everyone seems to be on a road trip these days. Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Matt Strawn has been on his own road trip this week. In fact, his office slammed the gov for copycatting the idea. Here's part of the release:
IMITATION IS THE SINCEREST FORM OF FLATTERY:There are more VIP's on the road. Former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw is going on a road trip for the USA network to do a series on the economy and reaction to President Obama's first year in office. CNN is also sending Anderson Cooper on the road (when is he not traveling?) to also report on the economy.
GOVERNOR CULVER FOLLOWS RPI CHAIRMAN ON A STATEWIDE JOBS TOUR
Des Moines, IA. – Today Governor Culver kicked off his own version of a statewide jobs tour in Des Moines to promote his massive $750 borrowing scheme that he calls the “I-JOBS” program. This comes on the heels of the five city “Job Security for Iowans” tour conducted earlier this week by Republican Party of Iowa Chairman, Matt Strawn.
I need to go a road trip.