Sunday, May 31, 2009

Area representatives prefer Goodman over Nodler

Three Joplin-area state representatives prefer Sen. Jack Goodman, R-Mount Vernon, to Joplin's own Gary Nodler for Seventh District Congressman, according to an article in the Saturday Joplin Globe.

Representatives Ed Emery, R-Lamar, Marilyn Ruestman, R-Joplin, and Kevin Wilson, R-Neosho, are supporting Goodman, according to the article:

During a press conference at a Joplin hotel, Goodman said he had already enlisted the support of several dozen state and local officials representing areas in the district, including Rep. Kevin Wilson, R-Neosho; Rep. Marilyn Ruestman, R-Joplin; and Rep. Ed Emery, R-Lamar.

Wilson introduced Goodman on Friday as “the next congressman from the 7th District” and “a very good friend of mine” before hailing Goodman’s “quiet leadership” in the state Legislature and his commitment to “family values.”

“We need to have leaders in Washington, D.C., that understand the average citizen in the United States,” Wilson said.

When asked for comment about Goodman’s endorsements in a Friday phone interview, Nodler said: “I am not going to comment on competitors’ campaigns at all.”

I wonder what this means. Is Jack Goodman that attractive a candidate (and perhaps he is), or do Emery, Wilson, and Mrs. Ruestman have a problem stomaching the idea of Gary Nodler in Congress?


Anonymous said...

Combination of both. Goodman is a better candidate and, for sure, Ruestman, et. al., can't stomach Nodler period.

Unknown said...


We all know it is a combination of both. Nodler has gone around for years telling people how much better he is than them.

He is the problem not the solution.

Anonymous said...

Nodler is so much of a jackass that even other political jackasses cannot stand him. What goes around comes around.

Anonymous said...

Wilson's job hunting and knows he wouldn't get anything from Nodler...makes me wonder about Goodman...what's he promised Mr. Opportunist?