The AP reports that Gov. Romney took Governor Matt Blunt of Missouri fishing this week in Alaska. As we all know, Missouri is a key swing state, which causes some to speculate that they weren’t just talking salmon.
Apparently, Gov. Romney is not reading this blog, because I thought I’d made myself perfectly clear that I could run as the vice presidential candidate now that both kids are at school and I could hit the campaign trail between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Or maybe he’s heard about my catfish rejection?
Of course, it’s anyone’s guess who will be the vice presidential nominee. But, you can read about Gov. Matt Blunt here. You might be interested to note that he and his family attend a Baptist church. Also, check out his military background:
Prior to his election as governor, Matt Blunt served as an active duty Naval Officer, as a member of the Missouri General Assembly (District 139) and as Missouri’s 37th Secretary of State. Governor Blunt graduated from the Naval Academy in May 1993 with a bachelor of science degree in history. He went on to serve as an Engineering Officer aboard the USS JACK WILLIAMS (FFG-24) and as the Navigator and Administrative Officer on the USS PETERSON (DD-969).
Governor Blunt’s active duty service included participation in Operation Support Democracy, involving the United Nations blockade of Haiti, missions to interdict drug traffic off the South American coast, and on duties involved in the interdiction of Cuban migrants in 1994. During his Naval career, Governor Blunt received numerous commendations, including four Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medals.
Governor Blunt is the only statewide official in Missouri history called to active military duty in wartime, serving for six months in Operation Enduring Freedom, America’s response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. He is currently serving as a Lieutenant Commander in the Naval Reserves.
A reader from Missouri didn’t think my speculation was fun. He rightly noted that there’s a conflict between Gov. Romney’s solidly pro-life opposition to cloning and Gov. Blunt’s apparent fight for it. Read about Gov. Blunt’s “Weird Science” here.