Sonny Perdue ignores offer of a Tech-Iowa wager

The Sioux City Journal has uncovered proof that Gov. Sonny Perdue has no interest in a 2012 presidential bid:

DES MOINES – An offer for a friendly wager over Tuesday’s Orange Bowl from Iowa Gov. Chet Culver was apparently ignored by Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue’s office.

The University of Iowa Hawkeyes are taking on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in the FedEx Orange Bowl Tuesday night in Florida.

Culver spokesman Troy Price said a message left with Perdue’s office was not returned.
“We reached out and never heard back from them,” Price said.

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12 comments Add your comment

Jason

January 5th, 2010
9:00 am

My guess would be that Sonny doesn’t really care about the fate of the second best football team in the state.

Brian

January 5th, 2010
9:05 am

Friendly wagers are a slippery slope. If Sonny starts “gambling” then the Sunday alcohol sales advocates will be all up in arms. :/

Road Scholar

January 5th, 2010
9:27 am

Maybe Sonny should remember that he is Governor of the WHOLE state!
Or maybe he didn’t ignore the offer; he didn’t ignore the education, transportation, or water issues in this state, did he?

PS Welcome back Jim. Hope you enjoyed your time off!

tc

January 5th, 2010
11:08 am

run for prez….what’s his platform….” I promise I will do nothing”

Paul's Johnson

January 5th, 2010
11:18 am

I believe that Sonny got his GED diploma from Mutley U,, did he not? But Sonny’s not anti-gambling. He made a friendly wager with Tejas governor Rick Perry on his college’s game with Texas A & M. But this type of deal is so……..Sonny. What else to say?

JohnAtl

January 5th, 2010
11:43 am

He’s never heard of Iowa, so he didn’t feel the need to respond.

Amanda

January 5th, 2010
2:31 pm

Is this really news? Was it necessary to kill Sonny on this? I wouldn’t be surprised if the Gov was at the game tonight. He’s very supportive of the whole state.

Bloggist Formerly Known as RJ

January 5th, 2010
4:10 pm

Must be a slow news day…

RandomFYI

January 6th, 2010
5:12 am

Well Good Thing Sonny Didn’t Respond! Depending upon whose money he gambles with, he might have saved the state some money. Historically betting on Tech would not be fiscally prudent! As taxpayers we all owe him a big ole “Thank you!”

[...] Even the Gov. saw this one coming. [...]

wilky

January 6th, 2010
1:56 pm

Sonny didn’t have time to respond, much too busy trying to ruin Jekyll Island.

Joe

January 7th, 2010
12:02 am

We don’t need Purdue’s petty support. We have the support of the former president of this country.