Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Matt Blunt Quits: Peter Principle In Effect: "Our Job Is Done Here": Republicans Hand Over Governor's Mansion To Democrats

THE HELL WITH IT, I QUITSomething is happening here, what it is ain't exactly clear. What started off as a ho-hum news day with State Treasurer Sarah Steelman announcing her plans to seek re-election as treasurer, she won't be running against Governor Blunt in a Republican primary.

Then, later this afternoon, the Governor says that he has accomplished all he set out to accomplish as governor and will not seek re-election, opening up the Republican side of the ballot to all sorts of scenarios.

OH, GOODY, GOODY, GOODY! I AM SO HAPPY!Meanwhile, KY3's political blog says that Lt. Governor Peter Kinder, of bike race fame, announces he will run for Governor, he thinks he's the right person at the right time.

THAT SNARLED HAIR GNARLY LITTLE PUNK, HE JUST RUINED MY CHANCES TO BE GOVERNOR<Sarah Steelman(who is 50 years old btw and doesn't look at day over 35), meanwhile, sits at her kitchen table and cusses the boy Blunt. Do you think Matt clued anybody in on his decision? Well, I am sure Melanie had a say in the matter.

Kicking all those people off of medicaid, destroying emails, firing Eckersley, signing the Village Law, these actions caught up with the boy governor.

Whoever the Republicans end up with, Jay Nixon has the momentum on his side.

I wonder what happens to the millions of dollars in Blunts campaign treasury?

My 80 year old Mother watched KY3 news this evening and took notes while I went to the pharmacy to get her medicine. Here's what she had to say: Kinder is from Cape Girardeau, he is the one with the bike race. Kenny somebody might run, he may be from Cape Girardeau too. She didn't think running a bike race made for a good governor. Matt Blunt's wife needs to have a make over, she looked horrible and she needed to get her hair done, it was all flat and her make up looked bad.

Life Of Jason hopes that "If Blunt is really stepping away to spend more time with his wife and child then I commend him for that decision. I know that I cherish every day I can spend with my sons and I don’t think Governor Blunt would regret that decision." But even he's not sure that is the reason, but at least he's givin' the guy the benefit of the doubt, which is more than I am doin'.

The reason Blunt is quitting? He is quitting because he knows he can't beat Jay Nixon. He is quitting because of the fallout over kicking kids like yours off of Medicaid (and it still ain't fixed). He is quitting because of the fallout over not realizing what bills he was signing into law (like the village law, he didn't think it was important). He bowed out because he and his aides destroyed government documents and fired the guy who told them they were wrong to do so. He bowed out because he could no longer, if indeed he could ever, control the excesses of the Republican party in Jefferson City. He is a perfect example of the Peter Principle: Everyone rises to their own level of incompetence. Blue Girl lists even more reasons why he quit.

Meanwhile, Tony Messenger remains on the Governor's Christmas card list and quietly celebrates at his desk in the basement of the SN-L

3 comments:

Jason said...

That's why I said "if Blunt is really stepping away to spend more time with his wife and child" because I don't believe it either. But, not knowing the guy personally, I can't dismiss it as being absolutely false. :)

--Blue Girl said...

I'm putting my money on "pending indictment" - but I'm a mean-spirited cranky old bitch with a penchant for schaddenfreude.

Strannix said...

--Blue Girl said...

I'm putting my money on "pending indictment" - but I'm a mean-spirited cranky old bitch with a penchant for schaddenfreude.


That, and the red hair is why I love ya, girl!