Nussle, in an interview with reporters and editors of The Des Moines Register, said “I think it’s wrong that Sally Pederson is chairman of the Democratic Party. That is not the right role for the lieutenant governor. I’ve not called a press conference to say you ought to resign because there’s also nothing that says you can’t.”
Nussle said “it’s beneath the office to be that overtly political.”
Nussle goes on to say that he'd like to involve BVP in more policy issues, and Yepsen does a good job of showing that the role of Lt. Governor really has no identified responsibilities as long as the existing governor has a pulse.
So what should Iowa's second-ranked elected official be doing with their time? Perhaps more importantly, is there anything they should be prohibited from doing? I tend to think no. Feel free to offer your thoughts.