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Chapter 3: What Governors Bring to the Table
What Governors Bring to the Table
It is up to governors to exploit the constitutional and institutional advantages available to them. And it is up to them to surmount the political, economic, and circumstantial obstacles that stand in their way. Whether they manage or not depends in large part on the stuff governors bring to office with them.
A few governors demonstrate personal shortcomings and are compelled to leave office. Whatever they may have achieved by way of policy in their interrupted administrations tends to be overlooked because of their dramatic exits. Evan Mecham (R-AZ), John Rowland (R-CT), Eliot Spitzer (D-NY), Jim McGreevey (D-NJ), and Rod Blagojevich (D-IL) are governors who had to leave their positions as a result of criminal ...