Saturday, July 26, 2008

Holdover Governors

I am planning to start the Race of the Day feature for 2008 tomorrow, time permitting, and I really may not have the time to start tomorrow, and I almost forgot all about this little task... I need to list all the holdovers for Governor and U.S. Senate so that the predictions of the 2008 elections may be included in that.

Since a new President will be elected this year, it is extremely likely that at least one of these Governors will not remain in office long next year, and will be nominated for something such as a Cabinet post. Also, one of these people can find themselves on a national ticket in a few short weeks. While just about all of the potential Veep picks leaving office woudl result in a Governor of their same party succeeding them, that would not be the case in Virginia, where interestingly enough Democrat Tim Kaine has been endorsed for the slot by Clinton lackey Terry McAuliffe. But that's all in the future, so in the meantime...

AL- Bob Riley- R
AK- Sarah Palin- R
AZ- Janet Napolitano- D
AR- Mike Beebe- D
CA- Arnold Schwarzenegger- R
CO- Bill Ritter- D
CT- Jodi Rell- R
FL- Charlie Crist- R
GA- Sonny Perdue- R
HI- Linda Lingle- R
ID- Butch Otter- R
IL- Rod Blagojevich- D
IA- Chet Culver- D
KS- Kathleen Sebelius- D
KY- Steve Beshear- D
LA- Bobby Jindal- R
ME- John Baldacci- D
MD- Martin O'Malley- D
MA- Deval Patrick- D
MI- Jennifer Granholm- D
MN- Tim Pawlenty- R
MS- Haley Barbour- R
NE- Dave Heineman- R
NV- Jim Gibbons- R
NJ- Jon Corzine- D
NM- Bill Richardson- D
NY- David Paterson- D
OH- Ted Strickland- D
OK- Brad Henry- D
OR- Ted Kulongoski- D
PA- Ed Rendell- D
RI- Don Carcieri- R
SC- Mark Sanford- R
SD- Mike Rounds- R
TN- Phil Bredesen- D
TX- Rick Perry- R
VA- Tim Kaine- D
WI- Jim Doyle- D
WY- Dave Freudenthal- D

Opening tally:

22 Democrats
17 Republicans


At 11:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of the list of Governors, including possible Veep picks from that list, here's a quiz:


1. Which McCain Veep pick is SIMULTANEOUSLY the safest AND boldest?

ANSWER: Sarah Palin

2. How can McCain SIMULTANEOUSLY attract both Hillary AND Bob Barr voters?

ANSWER: Sarah Palin

* * *

On that, this just in from the Conservative Voice:

“Desperately seeking Sarah
July 26, 2008 10:00 AM EST

By Stephan Andrew Brodhead

Desperately seeking Sarah
Americans need a little Palin Power

Sarah Palin the current Governor of Alaska is John McCain’s ultimate choice for VP. I do believe a woman is next in line for the presidency. All Conservatives like her. She is popular in Alaska. Hillary supporters would relish her. She would solidify a 12 or possibly 16 year Republican executive.

John McCain’s boring campaign is wearing thin. I need a little Palin Power to get me interested again. They would say ‘but she is only a half term Governor!’ And your point is?

That’s all I have to say about that!”


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