September 1, 2005

SAM'S CLUB:

Gen. Richard Myers for Kansas Governor? (John Gizzi, Sep 1, 2005, Human Events)

If a number of heavyweight Republicans have their way, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff will be running for governor of Kansas next year. Gen. Richard B. Myers, whose four-year term as JCS chairman ends next month, is reportedly planning to settle in Kansas to teach at the university level. However, the Kansas State University graduate has begun to be boomed as the Republican opponent to Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius in '06.

Although the general's political views (and even his party registration, if any) are unknown, sources in Kansas told HUMAN EVENTS that Republican Sen. Sam Brownback "thinks very highly" of Myers.


Good enough for Senator Brownback, good enough for us.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 1, 2005 7:47 PM
Comments

I second that notion!

Posted by: obc at September 1, 2005 11:05 PM

I am not sure that Myers brings much to the ticket. How many people in Kansas have heard of him? Is the war very popular even in Kansas?

By the way, I wonder why with the war(s) going on we change leadership so often, both in Iraq and in Washington. King and Marshall weren't replaced (Marshall even survived Pearl Harbor) on an artificial deadline. In particular, why was Tommy Franks replaced at CENTCOM so quickly?

Posted by: Bob at September 2, 2005 1:09 PM

I believe it is a rotation thing, which has to be deliberately circumvented (like bringing Schoomaker back).

Remember, the head of the Joint Chiefs was replaced just shortly after 9/11 (part of the rotation).

Posted by: jim hamlen at September 2, 2005 1:39 PM
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