Harkin in the mix

For those of you who've been pondering the idea of this row-of-dominoes — President Barack Obama naming Iowa Senator Tom Harkin to head the Department of Health and Human Services (the post Obama originally asked Tom Daschle to take), then Governor Chet Culver appoints himself to Harkin's seat in the U.S. Senate and then Lietuenant Governor Patty Judge becomes the governor — hold your horses!  Harkin has said some nice things about the idea of Howard Dean as HHS secretary. Harkin, as you may recall, endorsed Dean's bid for the White House in 2004 and wound up on stage, behind Dean, holding Dean's coat on Caucus Night when Dean did "the scream."

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About O.Kay Henderson

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