Is Brownback really shooting for veep role?
¢ Allan Cigler, a KU political science professor, says Sen. Sam Brownback's bid for the White House - to be announced Saturday - may be more about setting himself up to be a pick for vice president, the [New York Times] reports today. "He hasn't really been able to bring his own party together within the state," said Cigler, who compared him with state Republican leaders he believes had widespread support -including former Sens. Bob Dole, the 1996 Republican presidential nominee and longtime occupant of the seat Brownback now holds, and Nancy Landon Kassebaum._"He doesn't have that personal charisma to make people like him in any deep way. If he can't do it here, you wonder whether he can do it externally," said Cigler.¢ A KU graduate is featured in a [CNN.com] story about the emotional changes of retirement. Sally Jennings, the third woman to earn a chemical engineering degree from the university, retired in 1989 after a long career with Texaco Chemical._The transition from the work force to retirement is often measured in financial and career-centric terms: When is the time right? How big is the nest egg? How to spend it? : http://www.nytimes.com/cq/2007/01/18/cq_2142.html : http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/01/09/law.emotional/