“She Flies With Her Own Wings”
Okay, a little more information: I live in the beautiful state of Oregon. And I was surprised to learn today that my governor, Ted Kulongoski, is visiting OR servicemembers in Iraq this week.
Gov. Ted Kulongoski arrived in Baghdad Monday on his third visit to Iraq to check on Oregon troops stationed there.
Kulongoski said in a conference call with reporters that morale was high among the Oregon National Guard soldiers he has met so far. But he said several expressed concern about what would be facing them economically when they return home in the spring. Nearly 3,000 members of the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, headquartered in Tigard, are now deployed in Iraq.
Kulongoski is touring the country with three other governors, Sonny Perdue of Georgia, Haley Barbour of Mississippi and Dave Freudenthal of Wyoming. Kulongoski previously visited Iraq in 2004 and in 2006.
Kulongoski is a pretty good governor, though he’s a lame duck for 2010; I’ve rather admired him before, but this does make me like him more.