June 26th, 2009

She’s got to earn it

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Written by: Krusty Konservative

obradovich2I know, what the heck is going on? Why is Krusty posing twice in one day, let alone on a Friday afternoon… Well, I just have to get this off my chest before I head out to the golf course this afternoon.

First… Just because Kathie Obradovich is going to write a political column once a week doesn’t make her the next David Yepsen. While I have had my share of disagreements with some of David’s columns, it was his long storied history with the Iowa caucuses and Iowa politics that made him into an icon, not his job title or employer.

Second… How excited can one get over her “new” column when she’s been writing the “Iowa Ear” for a while now?

Look, I have no problem with you news types congratulating one of your own. I get that, but don’t try to pass this off as some momentous event. It’s not like Christian Fong announced he’s running for Governor…

Finally, A word of advice for the folks at Iowa Press. You would be wise to keep Jim Lynch from the Cedar Rapids Gazette on the show as a regular. Lynch is a top notch reporter who is more fair than most, and is from the 2nd largest city in the state which happens to be trying to pick itself up following a natural disaster. I think Lynch and Kay Henderson of Radio Iowa would provide the professionalism Iowa Press needs. I don’t care what you do with the other spot, but replacing Lynch or Henderson with Obradovich would be a mistake.

See you at the 19th hole.

About the Author

Krusty Konservative
Herschel Krustofski is the pseudonym for the anonymous author of Krusty Konservative, a blog which focuses on Iowa Politics. Created in February of 2006, Krusty Konservative is the undisputed heavyweight champion of the Iowa blogosphere. Since its conception, Krusty Konservative has never shied from tackling controversial issues, and providing insight to the inner workings of Republican politics in Iowa.

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