When Gov. John Kitzhaber visited our offices this week, we asked him how he was doing as a chief executive as compared his first turn in office, from 1995 to 2003. 

A criticism that has dogged Kitzhaber from those years was that he could come up with big ideas but he didn't do a very good job implementing them. 

Kitzhaber told us that was a fair criticism. How's he doing now? Here's what he told us.