What’s in a name plate?

One of the men helping Governor Tom Vilsack prepare for a presidential campaign has been president himself – of the University of Dayton student body. I went into the governor’s first floor office suite at the statehouse recently to talk with Vilsack "communications director" Rodell Mollineau. I noticed the sign on his office door. The brass-like name plate reads: Rodell Mollineau, President. Upon direct questioning, Mr. M revealed he had been elected president of the student body in college and loves the name plate so much he carts it around from job to job and puts it on the door to his office.  He’s done stints as press aides for Arkansas Senator Mark Pryor and South Dakota Senator Tom Daschle and he worked in a few states for General Wesley Clark’s presidential campaign. That’s a lot of office doors to adorn for a 29 year old.

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O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.


  1. But Wait... There's More! says

    Rodell Mollineau was also spokesman for John Kerry’s successful Michigan campaign in 2004.

  2. Surely he would just have a new nameplate made each time he wanted one? I feel carrying one around is a little too sentimental!