BY KATHLEEN GRAY
DETROIT FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER
“No, no and no.”
That was the response from former Gov. Jennifer Granholm on Friday when asked whether she might run for office again in 2012, 2014 or beyond.
“I served for 12 years in public office, and I’m thoroughly enjoying post-government life,” Granholm told the Free Press on Friday, days before the official release of the book “A Governor’s Story: The Fight for Jobs and America’s Economic Future.” Her husband and coauthor, Dan Mulhern, said the political door hasn’t closed for him.
“I’m really happy where we are, and I’m not fanatical about doing anything in particular. But if one day, if that means elective office, then …” he said, his voice trailing off before offering a definitive political promise.
The couple wrote the book, Granholm said, to offer lessons on how to crack the code to create jobs. She was governor during one of the worst economic times in Michigan’s history, seeing the state’s unemployment rate jump from 6.3% when she first came into office, up to 14% in August 2009 and down to 10.7% when she left office.