Radio Iowa: Former high school teacher & coach, times two
Excerpted from this post at Radio Iowa
Iowa Governor Chet Culver often reminds audiences that he is a former
teacher and coach. Bob Vander Plaats was a Republican candidate for
governor in 2002 and 2006; he was the GOP's lieutnenant governor
nominee in 2006 and he is a likely candidate for governor in 2010.
Vander Plaats is also a former teacher and coach. (Vander Plaats also
played on the first boy's basketball team from his high school
(Sheldon) to reach the state tournament.) Today, Vander Plaats held a
statehouse news conference to again urge Governor Chet Culver to issue
an executive order on the gay marriage issue. Culver's deputy chief
of staff, Phil Roeder, issued a statement in response. Governor
Culver, during an improptu news conference following a bill signing
ceremony in his office, had this to say in response to a question
about Vander Plaats' statements today.