Sunday, March 16, 2008

Hulshof Against Political Patronage

Since the automobile was introduced to Missouri's roads, governors have used license fee offices to reward their favorite political supporters.  Historically, those who invested enough to get their guy elected cashed in when that guy granted his supporter the right to open up their own small business monopoly.

Three cheers for Republican gubernatorial candidate Kenny Hulshof, who has pledged to end the political patronage system for awarding state license offices.  Instead the offices would be awarded by competitive bid.

It should be a no-brainer for Sarah Steelman, Hulshof's GOP primary opponent, and Jay Nixon, the Democrat's presumptive nominee, to match this pledge.  

If they don't, we should all question why they don't.

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