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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.




James J. Blanchard, U. S. Congressman (Democrat, MI), Michigan Governor (Democrat), Quoted in The Washington Post, November 27, 1988

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James J. Blanchard
James J. Blanchard
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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.

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