It has been a little while since my last update and a lot has happened in the Equality State in regard to the race for governor. In case you have been living in a cave, popular incumbant Gov. Dave Freudenthal has deicded to call it quits after two terms. Gov. Dave is a Democrat and was relected with 70% in Wyoming in 2006. However, I have heard that Gov. Dave had a choice; leave office as the most popular politician and Democrat in the state of Wyoming, or leave office because Wyomingites still prefer term limits to Gov. Dave. Anyway, that's just a rumor.
There are four serious GOP candidates for governor in Wyoming; Ron Micheli, Colin Simpson, Matt Mead, and Rita Meyer. I have blogged on Ron Micheli in the past and he is, without question, my preferred candidate. He is conservative in every sense - fiscally, socially, morally, you name it. He's my guy!
Well look, here's why:
Reaction from Colin Simpson has been nice. He sent a letter to Gov. Dave today, with many of his collegues in the the legislature, and asked that the state join the lawsuits other states intent to file. He calls the law unconstitutional. Colin is a decent politician, and is the son of former Wyoming U.S. Senator Alan Simpson. Father and son share one important political belief - they are both pro abortion.
Matt Mead is a multi-millionaire and the grandson of former Wyoming U.S. Senator and Governor Cliff Hansen. Cliff recently passed. In addition, Matt's mother was a candidate for governor herself in 1990 and got thoroughly thumped by former Gov. Mike Sullivan. Matt said that lawsuits should be a last resort, but he would consider joining other states.
It is worth noting that both Matt Mead and Colin Simpson are trial lawyers.
State Auditor Rita Meyer said, well, here you go. You be the judge:
Gov holds off on joining health care lawsuit
"I've looked at it, and I don't know enough to whether that's a good venue to take or not. I would certainly carefully look at that with my attorney general to say, 'Is this doable? Is that feasible? Is this something that will move us further ahead in terms of health care reform?"
Apparently Mrs. Meyer is concerned about whether or not a lawsuit helps move forward health care reform. I would think that protecting the Constitution should be at the forefront of her thoughts. Ah, well.
The reaction of all of the candidates gives a glimpse into how they view the role of government in the lives of the people. I think, given the reactions, Ron Micheli stands out head and shoulders above the rest.
Don't take my word for it. See for yourself.