Who is the 'Oatmeal Governor'?

Which current governor is represented by a bowl of oatmeal? Click to find out.
by | July 29, 2009

Which current governor is represented in this picture?


Give up? It's brand-new Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell!

In an Oct. 2008 interview, Alaska talk-show host Marc Porcaro told the Wall Street Journal, "If Sean were a food, he would be a nice bowl of warm oatmeal."

It's a reference to Parnell's easy-going, nice-guy, borderline-bland persona -- and it seems to be sticking.

Earlier this month, the Anchorage Press dubbed Parnell "the Oatmeal Governor." The nickname was picked up this week by Time and the New York Times.

Needless to say, after the tumultuous past year in the media spotlight, I'm sure there are a lot of Alaskans who will be just fine with a little oatmeal for a while.


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