Add Missouri House of Representatives Speaker Rod Jetton, R-Marble Hill, to the list of those who are not publicizing their vote not to override Governor Matt Blunt's veto of $227,000 that had been earmarked for Alzheimer's research.
Sunday's Turner Report commented on a column written by Rep. Kevin Wilson, R-Neosho, and printed in The Newton County News and Neosho Daily News, in which Wilson skirted the issue of his decision to stick with the governor and not attempt to override the veto. In this area, Wilson was joined by representatives Ed Emery, R-Lamar; Steve Hunter, R-Joplin; Ron Richard, R-Joplin; and Marilyn Ruestman, R-Joplin. Only Bryan Stevenson, R-Webb City, broke from the governor to cast a vote for restoring the funds for the Alzheimer's research.
As I mentioned earlier, Emery did not try to dodge his vote when asked about it by Seth Jackson. He appears to be the only one taking that approach.
Jetton's column made no mention whatsoever of either that specific vote or any attempts to override the governor's veto.
If these public officials are so proud of their governor and their votes, they need to be telling their constituents about it. I am not anticipating that happening any time soon.