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No Canoe is Good Canoe: Czar Position Rescinded

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Funny while it lasted?

    Quinn hired a longtime advisor to be the state's first-ever canoe czar, but after a flurry of bad press -- ok, one bit of regular press and a popular blog post mocking it -- the governor has rescinded the position.

    "Although the Water Trail Coordinator is an important position....because of the state's current fiscal responsibilities....the position is not a possibility at this time," said a Quinn spokesperson.

    The appointee was to be Claude Walker, who's been with Quinn for two decades.

    As Rich Miller notes: Quinn can't claim that the state is broke and then pay somebody $85K to be a “canoe czar.”