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In and outs of the political campaigns, focusing on Michigan and Lansing, Tim Skubick will report regularly throughout the primary and then general election campaigns.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Hey Boss, The Gov. Is Here

To say this governor is overly competitive would be under stating
reality. She is competitive sometimes to a fault, but this latest
example was not a mistake.
Ever since Gov. Jennifer Granholm vetoed that $52 million in state
aid to schools that are a little more upscale, there has been a push
back aimed at her. The veto was a gutsy move and her inner circle
advisors warned her to brace herself for a firestorm of
criticism...which, of course, she is getting.
On Wednesday, she was in the Detroit metro area and she monitors,
like a hawk, all the local radio clap-trap and apparently she heard a
guy named Randy Liepa honking on about how the governor was at fault
for slicing $4.7 million out of his Livonia school budget.
Finding fault with anyone who is competitive is just inviting a
retort and sure enough, she retorted by showing up in his office,
unannounced, uninvited, and ready to set the record straight.
"Hey boss, the governor wants to see you!"
Superintendent Liepa refused to disclose what was said in the
meeting when WWJ NewsRadio950 made an inquiring phone call. But a
different source indicates the governor told him she was not to blame.
In an earlier news conference, the governor pinned that directly on
senate republicans in general and Sen. Mike Bishop in specific and you
can be pretty much assured she repeated the blame for the surprised Mr.
Guess that will teach him a thing or two about being in the ring
with this governor. BTW there are unconfirmed reports that Liepa was
not the only one to get a surprise phone call or visit as the hub bub
over the veto reaches fever pitch and the governor competes to shift
the blame.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHAT??? IN HER OWN WORDS? NOT ENGLER'S---NOT GEORGE BUSH'S FAULT? IS THERE EVER ANY ACCOUNTABILITY IN THE GOV'S OFFICE?I suggested years ago you should officially join Gov Grandholm's staff---certainly you've earned it (f-t pay+bonuses) with all the unfettered (1st Ammendment aside) support you've given her.
Sleep well.

October 22, 2009 at 5:53 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep, that is what a leader does, pin the blame on someone else, as illustrated by BHO.

Her ideas are more taxes, spend, ignore the problem, cut funding for schools, more taxes, spend, blame someone else, more taxes, etc.

October 23, 2009 at 1:08 PM 
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October 24, 2009 at 5:46 AM 

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