Thursday, October 15, 2009

Branstad Announcement Friday

Des Moines University has confirmed what we reported yesterday. Terry Branstad will give a private speech on campus Friday at noon. The release doesn't say it. But sources say he will resign his position as president, so he can seek his fifth term as Iowa's governor.

Radio Iowa's O. Kay Henderson made a great catch on her blog about the release. It uses the word "was" to describe Branstad's history as president, not "is". (look below at the last line of the release). Thanks, Bill Clinton, for teaching us journalists to pay attention to semantics...remember what he said, "there is no sexual relationship with that woman..." Thanks, Mr. President!

Here's the release for the media to follow Branstad's private speech Friday:

Media invited for Branstad announcement Friday at 1 p.m.

You are invited...

WHAT: Des Moines University President Terry E. Branstad will make an announcement related to his future with the University. He will take questions.

WHEN: Friday, October 16, 1 p.m.

WHERE: Des Moines University (DMU) Student Education Center auditorium, 3300 Grand Ave. (

HISTORY: Former Iowa Governor Terry E. Branstad has been president and CEO of Des Moines University since August 2003. He was the 14th president in the University's 111-year history.

1 comment:

Jeffrey7500 said...

Why do politicians have to play head games with everybody? Terry, just announce that you want your old job back and quit being a jerk about it.