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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.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Snyder Makes Decisions

It's Andy Dillon for State Treasurer and barring an 11th hour change
of heart, former Lt. Gov. Dick Posthumus will come out of retirement to
join the new Rick Snyder administration as well.
Mr. Snyder has zero legislative experience and apparently realizes
he needs those around him who do.
Posthumus, from West Michigan, has served in the House and was GOP
leader in the senate before joining former Gov. John Engler as his Lt.
Governor. Posthumus also ran for governor in 2002 and lost by
five-points to the woman who has that job now.
Redford's Andy Dillon has four years under his belt and combines
that with outside business acumen which Posthumus also brings to the
table.
Dillon was described earlier as not sure he wanted to continue his
career in Lansing. He will be given the chance to bring in his own team
and when all was said and done he becomes the first Democrat to join
the Snyder squad although some Democrats still question Dillon's party
credentials.
He rebuffs that calling himself a "true Democrat" at heart.
Posthumus is expected to act as a senior advisor to the new governor
on legislative matters if a source is correct. If appointed he would
help advance Mr. Snyder's legislative agenda and while Posthumus has
the experience doing that, he has no working relationship with most of
the incoming lawmakers. There are 61 freshmen in the house and 29 new
senators, most of whom never served with Mr. Posthumus when he roamed
the legislative halls before.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

So the best Snyder can do for State Treasurer is to appoint a lounge lizard? How can the Republican Senate go along with Snyder appointing Dillon who is best known, aside from accomplishing nothing, around the Capitol for not keeping his word,for allowing lobbyists to lobby from his office, for drinking and for his stunningly crude and juvenile pick up lines in the local watering holes?

November 8, 2010 at 4:30 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dillon is worst than a run of the mill lounge lizard, he is a known gambler who cannot stay out of casinos or card games. So Snyder is appointing a gambler to be the state's fiduciary? Anyone remember Bud Dwyer?

November 9, 2010 at 6:46 AM 

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