Writes Nicholas Kristof, quoted in "Nicholas Kristof Leaves New York Times as He Considers a Political Run/Mr. Kristof, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, is weighing a run for governor of Oregon, the state where he grew up" (NYT).
Kristof "grew up on a sheep and cherry farm in Yamhill, Ore." That sounds wonderful.
I'm not so sure the cure to what ails Oregon (or, really, what ails Portland) is to get a New York Times reporter/opinion writer as governor. But then, how much worse could it get?