June 20, 2007

Nussle Returns to Capital

Former Congressman Jim Nussle has been selected by President Bush to fill the position of Director of the Office of Management and Budget. Nussle is the first Iowan since Henry A. Wallace served as Vice President in the Roosevelt administration to fill a White House position.

In a bit of spit in your eye journalism the local paper pointed out that this position will pay considerably more than the governor makes.

After losing the gubernatorial election, Nussle opened a consulting business in Cedar Rapids and then became state political director for Rudy Giuliani, a leading candidate for the Republican presidential nomination.

Culver's spokesman Brad Anderson said on Tuesday that Culver "wishes Congressman Nussle all the best and good luck with his new position."

Nussle's annual salary in his new job will be $180,100. The Iowa governor's job pays $130,000.

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