President Joseph G. Lehman and Fiscal Policy director Michael LaFaive were interviewed about Gov. Snyder and Mayor Bing, respectively.
Lehman recalled when Gov. Snyder attended a Mackinac Center event in 2009, before he announced his intention to run for office, and “was the only politician ever to stick to our rule that they not give a speech.”
Lehman said he thought at the time there was “no way this guy is ever going to be governor.”
LaFaive said Bing has faced a “Herculean task” as mayor. “But as well-intentioned as he might be, he couldn’t move a mountain.”