From the memo defending Ron Carey sent to GOP party activists posted here earlier:
It's clear: the Star Tribune is trying to influence our State Central Meeting on June 9th. We know for a fact that the Star Tribune has been sitting on this story for nearly a month to attack the Party and Chairman at a politically opportune time. The timing and tone of this story has everything to do with the Star Tribune's liberal political agenda.
I sent an email to Dan Browning and Pat Doyle. I heard back that they had to establish the authenticity of the Toskinen memo prior to running the story. The black helicopters were not circling.