Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Vilsack Ag Secretary

Well, I Guess Vilsack's Plans Changed

AP and the Reg are now reporting that Tom Vilsack gets named Secretary of Agriculture tomorrow.

Iowa's other ag secretaries, the Henry Wallaces, had deep deep ag roots with Wallace's Farmer and Pioneer, but what is there on the Vilsack CV of trial law and governance that says "Ag" other than "Iowa"?

So does that mean that the Grassley 48, Vilsack 44 poll last week was for nothing? Or is he taking the Mike Johanns route to the Senate: a brief stint in the cabinet to boost the resume, then back home to run? (Of course, Johanns was aided by an open seat, as opposed to taking on a 30-year incumbent...)

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