You know, I'm actually more excited that Chris Dudley isn't the governor than that John Kitzhaber is. To psyche myself up for the next four years, I put together this little treasury of John Kitzhaber looking badass. The proper soundtrack for these photos is a patriotic song by National Whistling Champion Chris Ullman:

John Kitzhaber, Finally in an Appropriate Cowboy Jeans Setting:


John Kitzhaber: Burly General Hospital Edition

John Kitzhaber Looking Manly in Front of His Own Manly "Dignified Wildman" Portrait

John Kitzhaber: Wearing an Awesome Tie.


John Kitzhaber: Serious Smarts. Serious 'stache.


John Kitzhaber Also Makes an Excellent Cartoon Cowboy