Last Friday, Governor Culver appointed five public citizens to the I-Jobs board. These people will determine how the $830 million in borrowed money will be spent. The five appointed to the I-Jobs board are Jeff Pomerantz, Pat Baird, Sandy Boyd, Joni Dittmer, and Kate Gronstal. Every single one of these appointees have one thing in common, the all have contributed to Iowa Democrats.
I guess it’s just impossible to find qualified people to dole out $830 million who haven’t given money to political candidates. Seriously, this is why if I was a legislator I would never vote to borrow money and then give the authority to six department heads and five citizens.
While it’s bad enough to find people who have supported Democrat’s campaign efforts in the past, how weak is Chet Culver for appointing Mike Gronstal’s daughter to the board? I guess we shouldn’t be surprised. Gronstal’s wife Connie serves on the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, and his brother Tom is the state’s Superintendent of Banking. Now his daughter gets to have a say in how $830 million is going to get spent.
Kate Gronstal isn’t shy about speaking her mind. Senator Gronstal told us all a story about how his daughter Kate told off a “whole bunch of conservative older men” she worked with over their beliefs about traditional marriage.
Yeah, she’s going to be fair and impartial when it comes to distributing hundreds of millions of dollars that we will be asked to pay back over the next 20 years.
Culver must have felt that he needed to do something to please Senator Gronstal, or Gronstal pushed for his daughter to be appointed. Either way it shows how politically weak the Governor Culver really is.
What a joke.
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