Originally published in the Grand Rapids Press, May 1, 2010
This is obviously (I hope obviously) a play on the movie Julie & Julia. The back story is that Democrat Governor Granholm is trying to appoint political allies to boards of several public universities, even though their terms would begin after Granholm is term-limited out of a job in November. Republican Senate Majority Leader (and current gubernatorial candidate) Mike Bishop was shocked SHOCKED! to uncover such nefarious maneuverings and is vowing to right the wrong. Of course Granholm is only doing exactly what her predecessor, Republican John Engler, did at the end of his last term. (Something to remember the next time your favorite Democrats attempt to impress you with their “moral superiority.”)
And yes, yes, yes, I know — the movie is, like, a year old and the Oscars were months ago. Not exactly on the cutting edge of topicality. But, dangit, the names fit so well, and I so miss gettng to draw Engler!