In his 2006 State of the State address, Gov. Matt Blunt directly criticized Gov. Bob Holden's policies eight times. This was more than a year after Holden left office. During the 2004, Blunt sniffed disdainfully that Holden was a career liberal politician.
But now it's 2007. And knock us over with a feather. Cause today, Blunt's offices gives his predecessor credit for something positive.
A news release about Blunt's trip to Mexico and efforts to secure an international inland port for Kansas City says, "The benefits of SmartPort are far reaching and nonpartisan. Both Gov. Holden and Blunt have worked to build Missouri's relationship with Mexico and secure the site in Kansas City."
Now some cynical folks will say this was a defensive move by Blunt's staff, knowing the Holden reference would come up if they didn't raise it first. But when's the last time a news release out of Jefferson City used the word "nonpartisan"?
Posted by DeAnn Smith