To the Editor:
Senator Bill Dix was right when he said the Iowa Democrats were interested in following the “orders of the union bosses to launch the campaign of Jack Hatch for governor.” For weeks, we have seen hearing after hearing produce nothing more than politically charged attacks from disgruntled former employees that have yielded nothing more than exaggerated blustering. The Senate Democrats point fingers towards anyone in the governor’s office, throwing mud on the wall to see what sticks. As most expected, every hole they have pursued turned out dry. Governor Branstad was the one that took decisive action to make sure that no more confidentiality agreements would be used in the executive branch of government. The Senate leadership, bowing to union demands, refused to pass a bill that would allow the public to know the reasons state employees were terminated from their jobs. As a result, legislation guaranteeing no more confidentiality agreements regardless of who is Governor died before this legislative session ended.
The political witch hunts will likely continue as Jack Hatch gears up his run for governor, but the people across Iowa will know that he is totally unfit for command of our $7 billion state government as he has had little legislative accomplishments to speak of.