Tom Vilsack on David Broder

US Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack, the former Iowa governor, is visiting the Iowa State Fair today.  During a brief news conference, Vilsack was asked for his reaction to Washington Post columnist David Broder’s Sunday column. 

Vilsack told about his first experience with Broder, in early 1999.  Listen to it here.  It involves a farm tragedy, a Broder column and a $10,000 check that helped a widow send her child to college.

“David Broder and I have always been good friends,” Vilsack said to conclude the story.

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