AP Analysis: Barbour juggles work with RGA ‘hobby’

Mississippi legislators are hashing out public policy at the Capitol until at least early April, the economy is struggling and anyone who’s been awake the past few months knows the state budget has seen better times.
It would seem Haley Barbour has plenty to do as governor of Mississippi.

He has also been juggling duties the past few months as chairman of the Republican Governors Association. Barbour took over the RGA post last summer after South Carolina’s Mark Sanford stepped aside amid embarrassing revelations about an affair.

Barbour was halfway through his year as vice chairman when he moved up to the top spot, so he’s spending a year and a half as chairman. His regular term started in November.

“Being governor is my job. And this is my hobby,” 62-year-old Barbour said of his RGA work.