Veepstakes: The Governors
posted by Josh Goodman
Since February, I've been writing about governors as potential running mates -- sometimes one at a time, sometimes two at a time, sometimes twenty-eight at a time.
Now that the moments of truth are drawing near, I thought you might want one place to see everything I've written:
Kansas' Kathleen Sebelius
Louisiana's Bobby Jindal and Alaska's Sarah Palin
Minnesota's Tim Pawlenty
Mississippi's Haley Barbour
Montana's Brian Schweitzer
New Mexico's Bill Richardson
Pennsylvania's Ed Rendell
Utah's Jon Huntsman
Virginia's Tim Kaine and Ohio's Ted Strickland.
Alabama's Bob Riley, Georgia's Sonny Perdue, Nebraska's Dave Heineman, North Carolina's Mike Easley, Oregon's Ted Kulongoski, South Carolina's Mark Sanford, Tennessee's Phil Bredesen, Texas' Rick Perry and Wisconsin's Jim Doyle.
Twenty-eight governors who won't be running mates:
Arkansas' Mike Beebe, California's Arnold Schwarzenegger, Colorado's Bill Ritter, Connecticut's Jodi Rell, Delaware's Ruth Ann Minner, Hawaii's Linda Lingle, Idaho's Butch Otter, Indiana's Mitch Daniels, Iowa's Chet Culver, Illinois' Rod Blagojevich, Kentucky's Steve Beshear, Maine's John Baldacci, Maryland's Martin O'Malley, Michigan's Jennifer Granholm, Massachusetts' Deval Patrick, Missouri's Matt Blunt, New Hampshire's John Lynch, New Jersey's Jon Corzine, Nevada's Jim Gibbons, New York's David Paterson, North Dakota's John Hoeven, Oklahoma's Brad Henry, Rhode Island's Don Carcieri, South Dakota's Mike Rounds, Vermont's Jim Douglas, Washington's Christine Gregoire, West Virginia's Joe Manchin and Wyoming's Dave Freudenthal.