Open thread on Culver's "condition of the state" address

I have to be away from my computer this morning, but please use this thread to discuss Governor Chet Culver’s annual “condition of the state” address to members of the state legislature.

Citing Lieutenant Governor Patty Judge and Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal, the Des Moines Register reported that Culver is expected to announce some new proposals. Presumably those will address flood recovery and the state budget.

I’ll be interested to see whether Culver goes out on a limb to back anything really controversial. If he wants to go down in history as one of the all-time greats, he’ll need to take some risks.

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  • Video

    Is this the first time a governor has shown a video during the State of The State address?

    • I don't know but...

      I only heard the audio on IPR, and it sounded like the trailer for a bad action movie.  Cue crescendo and uber-dramatic voice-over…now!