I don't entirely understand this week's "grade" for Gov. Nixon from David Catanese. Generally speaking, Catanese is suggesting that Nixon should be held accountable for the actions of the GOP leadership in the House and Senate. I understand the general idea that the buck stops in the Governor's office, but blaming Nixon for Republican grandstanding against health care and economic development packages ignores what actually happened last week.
In fact, if one were to read the entire post without the headline, this looks a whole lot more like an indictment of the GOP leadership like last week's editorials from the KC Star and Post-Dispatch than a critique of Nixon. The problems cited in the post identify a Republican caucus or legislator as the source of the problem. So why does that reflect poorly on Nixon?