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Knowing Jack

April 27, 2010 - Bill Speer

Jack Kevorkian's attorney Geoffrey Fieger - a celebrity in his own right - says he's "on the fence" whether to seek the state's gubernatorial nod as a Democrat. If he decides to run, it would be his second attempt at the seat.

Some will contend "I don't know jack" about politics, but I suspect Fieger ultimately will decide against it. The governor's race will be a lot of hard work, will require a lot of personal funds to finance given the state's economy and frankly, for what? The winner gets to preside over a state with no money, high unemployment and no vision.

Talking to the Associated Press Monday, Fieger sounded less than enthused regarding the office. "It's a thankless job, and whoever walks into it is walking into a gauntlet."

Fieger of course is again at the center of attention of everyone (a position I might add he seems to enjoy) with the just-released HBO movie about Jack Kevorkian entitled "You Don't Know Jack."

In a poll conducted by a number of Detroit media released Sunday, Democratic primary voters were asked which candidate would get their vote for governor. Fieger received 28 percent of the vote, House Speaker Andy Dillon 20 percent , Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero 13 percent and state Rep. Alma Wheeler Smith ad 8 percent.

If Fieger chooses to run, we'll all know about it soon. He has until May 11 to gather 15,000 valid state signatures to get his name included.

 

 

 
 

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