James Johnston Blanchard is an American politician and former diplomat from Michigan. A Democrat, Blanchard has served in the United States House of Representatives, as the 45th Governor of Michigan, and as United States Ambassador to Canada.
|If you are a U. S. senator, you can give an ideological response to a serious problem and probably never be held accountable for it. Whereas the [state] governors are dealing with the real world—they have to run things, to make them work.||Management & Managing Government|
|To sell a new tax to the voters you have to be very specific about what it is being used for.||Taxes|
|Washington has a way of dealing with yesterday's issues.||Legislating & Legislative Process|