Most of us always wished he would stop in at the office more often.\r\nOr at least post some kind of regular office hours when to expect him in.\r\nLast week, Gov. Jim Justice caught most of us by surprise with at least three days worth of visits to the state Capitol. Of course, each of those news conferences were either self-promoting or defensive. Not to mention used to smear his critics.\r\nStill, despite his motives for being in Charleston most of last week, we\u2019re encouraged that he could find the time to take the helm of state government.\r\nSure, it was a bit strange to be calling a news conference Aug. 6 to boast that his companies have finally made good on their back taxes.\r\nHowever, that was just on his companies\u2019 West Virginia back taxes. No mention was made of his companies\u2019 back taxes in Kentucky and Virginia.\r\nAnd this move to clear those tax debts comes years late and with no information on what he owed or what he paid. Or whether a deal was cut to resolve this issue.\r\nThen Aug. 7, he called another news conference at the Capitol to announce that state tax collections came in $32 million above estimates.\r\nJuly revenues ended the month with almost as much of a surplus as the state did for the entire past fiscal year.\r\nResplendent in Hawaiian leis to celebrate these numbers Justice did give some credit to his latest-adopted political party and President Trump.\r\nBut he also added, \u201cIt would be impossible to say that since I walked in this door that things haven\u2019t started to get better and better and better ... .\u201d\r\nSpace does not allow to note the things that got better despite him or that have yet to get better. For instance, that fiscal year budget he refused to sign off on last year; the neglect of the RISE West Virginia program; the nine-day teachers\u2019 strike; or the worsening opioid epidemic.\r\nBut we are curious whether he will wear garlic around his neck if the economy suffers a hiccup.\r\nThen on Friday, there he was again in the Capitol defending his Roads to Prosperity program and deriding his critics.\r\nWhen rising road construction costs came up, it was pointed out no one could have predicted the tariffs on imported steel last fall.\r\nYet, when he was asked if he would raise the side-effects of the tariffs with the president, he criticized the question and suggested Trump can do no wrong.\r\nTo the curious onlooker, the governor\u2019s news conferences must seem a bit surreal at times. To most journalists they raise more questions than they answer.\r\nAt the end of the day, though, we\u2019re just glad to see him on the job in Charleston.