"Governor Campbell" Has A Nice Ring To It

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on August 31, 2009

Having praised one George Will column, I would like to take the opportunity to praise a second one; his encomium to Tom Campbell, a candidate who deserves Will’s praise, and deserves praise from a whole host of other quarters as well.

I have to like a University of Chicago alum, especially when said alum studied with the great and good Milton Friedman (may confusion reign amongst Friedman’s foes). As his educational credentials testify, Campbell is plenty smart enough for the job of Governor of California. His positions–as Will points out–are sensible, sober, and designed to bring some calm and stability to California politics after many years of unproductive upheaval.

The traditional sardonic joke to make in discussing the campaign and prospects of an especially worthy candidate for public office is to state that “[INSERT NAME OF CONSTITUENCY HERE] could do worse to nominate/elect [INSERT NAME OF CANDIDATE HERE]. And they probably will.” Tom Campbell deserves more hopeful and optimistic a commentary. So does California. Let’s hope they both get one by making “Governor Campbell” a reality.

  • Winginit

    Governor Campbell does have a nice ring to it… maybe because my last name (by marriage) is Campbell too! =)

    I would love to run, but I would be considered another Palin – from out of nowhere here I am – your ordinary American-born citizen of Italian-Irish decent with little education and a Catholic conscience. Could I do it? Yes. Do I want to? Yes. The only problem is, nobody knows me and I have no money and must look for a job that pays so I can take care of my family (I was very recently let go as a paralegal working for radical liberal lawyers). But I can always dream. Nobody took that away from MLK, Jr. – congress can't tax dreams either! (YET!)

  • Winginit

    Governor Campbell does have a nice ring to it… maybe because my last name (by marriage) is Campbell too! =)

    I would love to run, but I would be considered another Palin – from out of nowhere here I am – your ordinary American-born citizen of Italian-Irish decent with little education and a Catholic conscience. Could I do it? Yes. Do I want to? Yes. The only problem is, nobody knows me and I have no money and must look for a job that pays so I can take care of my family (I was very recently let go as a paralegal working for radical liberal lawyers). But I can always dream. Nobody took that away from MLK, Jr. – congress can't tax dreams either! (YET!)

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