Sunday, November 5, 2017

UPDATE. Career politicians say the darndest things

Iowan Sam Clovis withdraws nomination for Ag post.  (Des Moines Register, 11/2/2017)

A 58-year career:

  • Iowa House of Representatives (1959-1975)
  • U. S. House of Representative (1975-1981)
  • U.S. Senate (1981-    )

8/21/2017 update, "Is there a doctor in the house?  Iowa's embarrassment may soon be America's embarrassment", starts here.

Sam Clovis chooses to be ill-informed.

Quoted in Trump Chief Scientist Nominee: 'LGBT Behavior Is a Choice They Make,' Marriage Could Lead to Pedophilia, Polygamy. (The New Civil Rights Movement, 8/21/2017)

Original 5/16/2017 post, "Meet Sam Clovis, Trump's expected pick for USDA 'chief scientist'", starts here.

Photo credit: CNN
Resume items found at LinkedIn

Trump’s Expected Pick For Top USDA Scientist Is Not A Scientist.  (TPM, 5/13/2017)
Clovis has never taken a graduate course in science and is openly skeptical of climate change. While he has a doctorate in public administration and was a tenured professor of business and public policy at Morningside College for 10 years, he has published almost no academic work. 
Clovis is better known for hosting a conservative talk radio show in his native Iowa and, after mounting an unsuccessful run for Senate in 2014, becoming a fiery pro-Trump advocate on television.
My guess is that Sam wrote the positive reviews on this site

In 2014, he finished in 2nd place, with 18% of the vote, in the GOP primary for U.S. Senator.  The winner?  Joni Ernst with 56.2% of the vote.  Three other candidates collected the remainder.

In the same year, he then ran for State Treasurer, losing to Democrat Michael Fitzgerald, who received 52.9% of the vote to Clovis' 43.7%.

Related posts:
Sam Clovis seeks and finds a new opportunity.  (8/27/2015)

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