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Saturday, June 03, 2006

More eyewitness accounts from the convention center....

From Lloydletta comments:

MPR must have found the most idiotic delegates. I talked to a number of delegates that were furious about the stadium boondoggle.
Eva Young | Email | Homepage | 06.02.06 - 7:41 pm | #


After reading that 76% of the GOP delegates voted for a platform plank in favor of referendums on stadiums (which means, um, that they support the CURRENT LAW), my faith is somewhat restored.

Its possible that some of the geniuses MPR interviewed still wouldn't be able to see the irony.

I wonder if MPR is intentionally finding the dimmer bulbs for interviews (hey - I see a real slack-jawed mouth-breather in row 10 wearing a Mark Kennedy t-shirt - let's go talk to him).
Mark H | Email | Homepage | 06.03.06 - 12:12 am | #


Sounds like MPR talked to the typical Republican sheep delegate. But the typical Republican sheep delegate and the most idiotic delegate are one and the same. You know, the ones who unanimously endorsed the state's Number One Stadium Cheerleader, Republican Tim Pawlenty. How can anyone say the Republican delegates truly support a stadium referendum when their party's top officeholder could have singlehandedly required one on the Twins stadium? Can't have it both ways. Obviously if anyone talked to Republican delegates who were furious, those delegates were a small minority. This is a Republican stadium paid for with Republican tax increases on Hennepin County without a referendum as the law requires, and signed by a Republican governor.
James | Email | Homepage | 06.03.06 - 12:23 am | #


Republican delegates were largely pretty miffed by the shenanagans at the convention. The entire schedule went out the window. Rules were being voted on without alternates being seated. Rules were bypassed, or flagrantly ignored by the chairpeople. Discussion was stifled by proceedural dirty-tricks. Most of the delegates didn't even who up for the gubernatorial endorsement. I'm pretty sure the "endorsement" of Tim Pawlenty is not valid under party and convention rules... But that doesn't matter. The great and powerful Oz has spoken.
Dan | Email | Homepage | 06.03.06 - 4:21 am |