My article on Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan is in the new National Review.
What’s the most unexpected thing Snyder has had to learn? The governor answers immediately, with a laugh: “I had to study legislation on the appropriate age for petting bear cubs.” The matter arose last year, in a dispute over the practices of a petting zoo in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Snyder doesn’t appear to regard such minutiae as distractions or irritants — or beyond the scope of a limited government.