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Quick quiz: Who is the governor of Kansas? If you don't know, don't fret. Kansans don't know who Mark Parkinson is either, ...
by | June 26, 2009

Quick quiz: Who is the governor of Kansas?

GovParkinson If you don't know, don't fret. Kansans don't know who Mark Parkinson is either, as the governor explained in a delightful blog post this week:

Last week, we decided to order pizza to Cedar Crest.  I called the pizza place and you know the drill.  They ask your name, address, phone number and then your order.  I gave them my name and then for address, I decided to give them the actual street address and not say "Governor's Mansion."  I just thought that sounded too pretentious. 

They look up the address in their computer and for some reason it doesn't show up.  And then I tell them that it's Cedar Crest, where the Governor lives.  The person paused and then asked if it was a prank.  And I told them no, it really was where the Governor lives and we just wanted pizza.  Then, he asked if I worked for the Governor and how could I prove that this wasn't a prank.

That's when I told him that I was the Governor!  I told him not to worry about it, lots of people didn't know the Kansas Governor by name, and we got our pizza.

Josh Goodman
Josh Goodman  |  Former Staff Writer
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