Ranking the Top 5 Conservative Governors was a difficult task, because most of the time you only hear about a certain few - some are promising on paper but disappointing in reality, while others are disappointing on paper but successful in reality. I have worked hard on this list, I found only eight or nine Governors worthy of mention, but only five or so are, in my opinion, "Top 5 material".
Top 5 Conservative Governors:
Honorable Mention - Governor Carcieri (Rhode Island).
5. - Governor Brewer (Arizona).
4. - Governor Christie (New Jersey).
3. - Governor Pawlently (Minnesota).
2. - Governor Barbour (Mississippi).
1. - Governor Daniels (Indiana).
(Prepare for vocal opposition in three.....two.....one.....)
Before all hell breaks lose and fellow Conservatives accuse me of putting together a fraudulent list, because Rick Perry and Bobby Jindal aren't included, please let me explain why Perry and Jindal aren't on the list:
Perry - He's accomplished nothing in 10 years. Texas doesn't need a Governor to direct their state, and it doesn't really matter which Party controls Austin; Taxes will succeed with or without an ally in the statehouse. Texas succeeding under Perry is a coincidence only.
Jindal - He's accomplished what he needed to accomplish, but it's nothing significant. Creation being taught in the classroom is good, evacuating New Orleans without serious issue was good and standing for Oil is smart, but what has he done that can be copied around the Nation?
On the other hand: Jan Brewer signed SB 1070 into law, Christie is fighting for pension reform, Tim Pawlently is the leading example of how to fight obstructionist Democrats, Barbour passed Tort reform in Mississippi of all places, and Daniels eliminated all of Indiana's debt.
Who belongs on the list, and who doesn't?
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