January 22, 2008

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Gov. Matt Blunt today released a television address to Missourians announcing that having achieved virtually everything he set out to accomplish when he ran for governor he will not seek a second term.

The habit of politicians is to remain in office and the desire to prove oneself in the next election is strong. After a great deal of thought and prayer, and with the knowledge that we have achieved virtually everything I set out to accomplish, and more, I will not seek a second term in the upcoming election. Because I feel we have changed what I wanted to change in the first term there is not the same sense of mission for a second. Read on...

Gee Matt, could the real reason be that pesky e-mail problem you have? Could it be because you're down in the polls and see the writing on the wall? Perhaps he's finally realized that the citizens of Missouri just aren't that into him and prefer not to see Missouri turned into a theocratic state. At least he didn't use the "spend more time with my family" as his main reason for jumping ship, I'll give him credit for creativity. Howie Klein has more:

Then he proceeded to kick more than 100,000 low income Missourians off of the state's health care program at the same time he dramatically slashed health care benefits for another 300,000 Missourians. And that doesn't even get into why his administration is being investigated for corruption.

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