Sunday, May 24, 2009

A profile of Jennifer Granholm, on the short list for the U.S.S.Ct.

Read Susan Saulny's NYT profile of the Michigan Governor here. I like this excerpt in particular about the early days of Jennifer Granholm's tenure as Michigan's Attorney General:

It was 1999, and the state was controlled by Republicans. The Legislature sought to fast-track a measure that would have stripped her office of core powers, including the right to sue the state, represent individuals and have official opinions carry the force of law.

But Ms. Granholm, 40 at the time and a political neophyte in her first statewide role, came out swinging with unexpected gusto and beat back the challenge in arguments with the lawmakers.

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