funny political cartoon #1
funny political cartoon #2
Texas Gov. Rick Perry was raising money at campaign headquarters when an Associated Press reporter called his press staff to ask what he was doing. An hour later, he walked into AP’s statehouse bureau to show he was alive and well and not, say, in South America for a romantic rendezvous.
Most of the nation’s governors were willing — even eager — to prove they were on the job after revelations that South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford ditched his security detail and disappeared for a secret weeklong tryst with a mistress in Argentina.
The day after Sanford admitted his indiscretion at a tearful, rambling press conference, The Associated Press called governors’ offices nationwide to ask: What’s the boss doing right now?
Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine was sitting in his office. His staff did not release his calendar, citing privacy and security concerns.
State Republicans have filed Freedom of Information Act requests seeking Kaine’s travel record in a flap over trips he’s made as chairman of the Democratic National Committee.
Kaine refused Friday to provide the documents, saying a 1991 state Supreme Court on gubernatorial phone records provided precedent for the denial.
When a reporter called the office of Gov. Mike Beebe, of Arkansas, staff said he was at the dentist. Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley was fishing with his 10-year-old son. Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle was flying back from a Washington speaking engagement, while Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was visiting U.S. troops in eastern Europe.