Thursday, April 8, 2010
Will governor Chester sign SF2379?
Will Governor Chester Culver (shown here doing his best Sinatra imitation) sign SF2379? Why should he? This NRA A rated governor might sign the bill, but politically he owes no favor to anyone on this.
I tend to look at things differently than most and this is one vision:
Chester is toast and won't be re-elected, almost everyone in the state predicts this. The NRA gave cover to some traditionally anti-gun democrats, thus putting them in a better position to keep their offices.
Chester can veto the bill, the briefly-pro-gun democrats get re-elected, and a republican gains the governorship. A near democrat like Branstad and nothing has changed. An incompetent idiot gets replaced with a competent idiot. Nothing changes.
The anti-gun pols can claim to the heavens that they were giving back liberty to the masses, current sheriffs can keep their powerful status-quo, and nothing changes.
Could this be Sen. Gronstal's plan all along?
Four years from now after the dems and repubs put the state deeper into a hole, Branstad gets trounced by Gronstal for governor in 2014?
Am I over thinking or is this from a lack of sleep?