In: Governor Haley Barbour. The Mississippi Governor has had an interesting week. Minutes after the resignation of South Carolina Governor Sanford he was named RGA Chair. Yesterday, in a rare appearance on Capital Hill, he attacked the President's approach to health care (and campaigned with Virginia Republican gubernatorial nominee Bob McDonnell). He also huddled with strategists. From WashPo:
"Gov. Haley Barbour dined with a handful of senior Republican strategists Monday night in Washington, a gathering certain to further stoke talk of the Mississippi Republican's interest in a 2012 race.
"The attendees at the dinner, which was held at the Caucus Room, a steak place that Barbour co-founded along with Democratic lobbyist Tommy Boggs, included former Bush White House political director Sara Taylor, Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist, Club for Growth founder Steve Moore, president of the 2008 Republican National Convention Maria Cino, American Gas Association executive vice president Rick Shelby, former Bob Dole campaign manager Scott Reed and lobbyist Ed Rogers."