Jennifer Granholm, Michigan's first woman governor:
The Republicans have dug her a $2 billion hole to dig out of, but she's smart and energetic and I wish her the best. Hopefully she will follow the path of New Jersey Gov. James E. McGreevey in taking on polluters and trying to stop sprawl, trying to undo the damages wrought by previous NJ governor and current EPA chief Christie Whitman. Maybe McGreevey can do the same thing as EPA head under President Dean, Feingold, Nader or Kucinich in two years (all other currently-mentioned possibilities for who might get elected in Nov. 2004 are too horrible to contemplate).