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Friday, October 31, 2008

God, Politics and Rock 'n' Roll: Former Gov Tom Vilsack Engages In Irony

Excerpted from this post at BLOGNAME

Former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack is writing columns these days about revitalizing the rural economy. There are two ironies to be found. In my first year as a legislator, I was placed on the agriculture committee. Sitting next to me -- then-Senator Tom Vilsack, a lawyer and former small-town mayor. At the opening meeting, committee members were asked to introduce themselves. Almost everyone on the committee talked about their farming background. I introduced myself as a community activist. Senator Vilsack turned to me and in a low voice said, "I am so glad to not be the only non-farmer on this committee."

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