Friday, December 01, 2006

Tom Vilsack

If you are looking to vote for the opposite of George W. Bush in November of 2008, Tom Vilsack might be a viable candidate.

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Tom Vilsack's was orphaned at birth and adopted by a Roman Catholic working class family.

His adoptive father was a real-estate agent and insurance salesman.

He has admitted that his adoptive mother has battled alcohol and drug addiction.

He graduated from Hamilton College in New York and received a J.D. from Albany Law School.

After college, he moved with his wife to Mt. Pleasant, Iowa and joined his father-in-law's legal practice.

As a member of the Iowa State Senate, Vilsack passed legislation holding Iowa's tax-funded corporations responsible for providing their employees with competitive pay and benefits.

He helped pass legislation that provided health coverage to workers changing jobs and updated Iowa's Workforce Development Department.

Later, Vilsack became the first Democratic Governor of Iowa in 30 years.

As governor, Vilsack began the Grow Iowa Values Fund, which appropriated millions of dollars to boost the Iowa economy by offering grants to corporations and creating initiatives which would lead to the development higher-income jobs.

"In June of 2006
, Vilsack received a standing ovation from the 5,000 attendees at the Windpower 2006 Conference in Pittsburgh, PA, for speaking out for a progressive energy policy for the USA, and increasing the use of renewable energy, such as wind generation of electricity. Iowa, in recent years, has become one of the nation's leading states in development of wind energy."

A strong part of Vilsack's platform is curtailing America's reliance on foreign oil and funding programs to develop new forms of renewable energy.

Vilsack's last name rhymes with Ballsack.

(Last I checked, the opposite of Bush.)


At 4:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

you cheeky monkey

At 11:39 AM, Blogger The Awkward Toad said...

The Awkward Toad demands to know who wrote this!

It sounds flirty.

At 9:55 PM, Anonymous kennnn said...

sounds like it was craig ferguson.

At 10:08 AM, Blogger SMangat said...

the ballsack comment won my vote


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