Susan J. Demas is dreaming about a man who she thinks is the the Governor Michigan deserves:
Lately, I’ve been dreaming of William Milliken.
Some girls might fantasize about Brad Pitt or that guy from “Gossip Girl.” Me, I like to close my eyes and picture what it must have been like to live in Michigan under a governor who got it.
As more than a dozen folks gear up for a 2010 run, I find myself wishing the 86-year-old would give it another go.
Milliken knew how to handle a divided government and recession. A former businessman, he was attuned to the needs of job-providers. He also knew there was a place for government in people’s lives and sought to keep it transparent with sweeping ethics reform. And he (gasp) didn’t view the press solely as a means to put out propaganda and had an open-door policy we’ll likely never see again…
Read on in the Capitol Chronicles at mLive for her take on who we’ve seen, who we’ll likely see and who she thinks could measure up to the man who was probably Michigan’s best-ever governor.