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Riley editorialized in Washington Times

Governor Bob Riley reacts to questions of a possible presidential bid. Governor Bob Riley reacts to questions of a possible presidential bid.

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WASHINGTON, (WSFA) - The Washington Times has issued a very favorable editorial on Alabama's current governor, Bob Riley, in which it calls him "perhaps the most underrated governor in these United States."

You can read the entire editorial from The Washington Times here.

The Times' piece credits Riley with turning around the state through tax cuts, education and transparency in government, and says national audiences could learn from his success.

The article cites other republicans like President Reagan and former Florida governor Jeb Bush as men who held similar triumphs to Riley.  

Riley, who is in his second term as governor, cannot run for reelection due to term-limits and could potentially run for President in 2012 if he wanted.

In another commentary from the Times Christian Bourge writes that Riley should be on everyone's radar for a possible bid against President Obama in three years. Read that article here.

"I'm not even going to go there," Riley reacted to questions of a possible presidential bid Thursday morning.

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