The Oregon gubernatorial candidacy of Chris Dudley has prompted Salem Statesman-Journal Executive Editor Bill Church to ask whether athletes can make good politicians.
Best reply, from Tim Pfau:
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Do investment bankers make good politicians?
So Union organizers?
Do porn stars?
Do aluminum window salesmen or ministers, or teachers, or unemployed factory workers?
Goofy questions, aren’t they?
Does Dudley? That’s a better question and maybe what you meant to ask.
Not so far.
So far, he’s just delivered canned, and remarkably empty speeches.
I have no more idea what his policy positions are now than I did when he played semi-pro basketball for the Blazers.