I have another governor and another gadget to suggest. Here's what I sent Boing Boing. Who knows whether they'll use it?
I'll see your Blackberry and raise you an autogiro.
Hiram Bingham III barely qualifies for your Governors' Gadgets Derby; he served, owing to peculiar circumstances, as Governor of Connecticut for exactly one day in 1925. His career in the U. S. Senate was longer and more distinguished. But he is best known as an archaeologist, since he discovered the forgotten Inca city of Machu-Picchu.
Anyway, Bingham was a pilot and an enthusiastic promoter of aviation. Here's a photo of him posing in front of the U.S. Capitol, climbing out of his autogiro after a quick game of golf..
Here's an impressive photo of the same aircraft against the Capitol dome.