This writer relinquishes the task of following the educational positions of Tommy Thompson, who has dropped out of the GOP pack after a poor showing in the Iowa GOP’s straw poll. One note for TT watchers: Don't expect him to go quietly into retirement. He once told the editorial board of The Janesville Gazette that after his then-current term as governor, he would be content to go back and run for school board in his hometown. Afterward, he not only ran for governor again (posting a record 16 years at that post), he ran for president (twice) and became a cabinet secretary under the current President Bush.
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