Leading by example.
In recent weeks, the governor has poked a finger in the eyes of those Democrats with some rather overconfident maneuvers. To wit:
* The appointment of former GOP Congressman--and potential gubernatorial candidate?--Charlie Bass to his global warming task force.
* Allowing Senate Minority Leader Bob Clegg, who's running for the Republican nomination in the 2nd C.D., to sign on as a sponsor to the governor's vaunted North Country tax credit proposal before Senate Majority Leader Joe Foster.
* Appointing Tom Burack, a past contributor to Charlie Bass's campaign as well as to the Republican State Committee, to head the Department of Environmental Services.
Add to that a host of GOP nominees to lesser posts and commissions--not that there's anything wrong with that--and you get the picture. Especially when put in the context of the governor's behavior during the 2006 election, when he proudly displayed a lawn sign for Republican Peter Spaulding's failed Executive Council re-election bid at his Hopkinton home and his warm--and we mean warm--welcome last fall to John McCain during an appearance by the governor at a McCain campaign rally.
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|Title Annotation:||Flotsam & Jetsam|
|Publication:||New Hampshire Business Review|
|Date:||Mar 14, 2008|
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