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The GOP made absolutely no effort to hide the fact the new secretary of state’s every move would be scrutinized, and transgressions, real and imagined, would be used for political fodder.
The writing was on the wall before he even took the oath of office.
But in his first year on the job, Ritchie has handed the GOP a golden opportunity to scream bloody hypocrisy from the rooftop of the State Office Building. Sadly, it appears they’re justified in their outrage.
In short, two Republicans who attended an official Secretary of State Office function wound up receiving e-mail from the Ritchie campaign. Then, after preaching transparency as a candidate, officeholder Ritchie was less than forthcoming in his explanation of events. Now he’s gone into hiding from the Capitol press corps.
What in the world are Minnesotans supposed to think?
It doesn’t look good. In fact, coming from the elected official who voters expect to be the least partisan, it’s downright atrocious.
Ritchie’s move was either sinister or naïve – and it was absolutely beyond stupid. It’s political idiocy of the highest order.
It doesn’t matter what Kiffmeyer did while she was in office. Voters fired her. She isn’t accountable to the public unless she wins another election.
Ritchie, however, should be taken to task.
Chris also contributed this item to MN Campaign Report. The item was not promoted.