HEY MARQUETTE COUNTY!!!  IT’S TIME TO GET BACK TO WORK!!

A post-Memorial Day Tuesday morning in Marquette County and we’re off like a herd of turtles.  Oh well, I’m sure that Mark and I weren’t the only ones running a little slow following a three-day weekend of outdoor activity and other hullabaloo.  At least the coffee was hot and fresh this morning and the humor was a sharp and witty as ever!  OK, that’s not  true…the coffee was stale and so were the jokes.  I guess that’s why it felt like a MONDAY and not a TUESDAY.  The obvious plus side of this whole deal is that since we’re getting started on a Tuesday, it will be a short work week!  YAHOO!

MICHIGAN IRON INDUSTRY MUSEUM UPDATE.

MR. BARRY JAMES.

MR. BARRY JAMES.

A very special thank you goes out to Barry James with the Michigan Iron Industry Museum in Negaunee Township for coming by the Sunny Studios this morning to let us know about the multitude of things that are going on at the facility.  Including improved access road construction and the addition of a 20-space parking lot to regularly scheduled showcase events and daytime lectures, which are all open to the public.  To listen in to Barry’s complete interview, click “HERE“,  and for more about the Michigan Iron Industry Museum, click “HERE“.

HEY MARQUETTE COUNTY…THE GOVERNOR’S NOT LEAVING!

GOVERNOR JENNIFER GRANHOLM ON A RECENT STOP IN MARQUETTE COUNTY.

GOVERNOR JENNIFER GRANHOLM ON A RECENT STOP IN MARQUETTE COUNTY.

National news this morning with the nomination of Sonya Sotomayor to the United States Supreme Court.  President Barack Obama made the announcement of the selection today.  As you recall, the current Governor of Michigan, Jennifer Granholm, was on the so-called short list of six candidates being considered for the vacancy being created by the stepping down of the ailing Justice David Souter.

Political pundits (including myself) around the state were hemming and hawing about what would happen if the Governor were to get the nod and leave office before her term expires.  I felt all along that she was not going to get the selection because of two items.  One, she is Canadian-born.  That would create political heat in the nomination process that would not be a factor with the other candidates.  Number two, Governor Granholm has a strong track record in law, but none as a judge.  This issue, in my opinion, would have been a larger problem, considering that many others on the short list had extremely strong judicial histories.

So there you have it…Granholm until 2010.  What do you think?

OUT THE DOOR WE GO!

Back to work, Marquette County!  We’ll see you on the radio tomorrrow morning!

-Walt