Monday, October 25, 2010

A hell of a time to have writer's block

We're a week out from the election and I have been battling one of the worst cases of writer's block I've had in a long time. Trust me, there's a lot to talk about, but the words are just not flowing right now. There are a few things I would like to call to your attention:
  • I have been quite remiss in talking about the state house races, especially the local battle in 50B. Russ Bertsch is an excellent candidate and a very good guy to boot. Russ and his wife are raising a family in the district and is a successful businessman with a strong financial services background. Russ is a Cincinnatus-type candidate who has seen a problem and is now setting out to do something about it. He is a hard-working, resourceful man who has run his own business and he understands that we must have fiscal discipline in the next two years. He would do a great job representing our district, unlike the incumbent, Kate Knuth, who has accomplished nothing in her two terms in the state legislature. He really deserves your support and I'd strongly encourage you to visit his website.
  • We are continually assured that Mark Dayton is going to win the governor's chair in Minnesota and that the lead is at least 7 points right now, at least according to the always-silly Star Tribune Minnesota Poll. It's possible that Dayton is ahead, but he's not up by 7 points. If things were in the bag for Dayton, his henchmen wouldn't be re-running the incredibly scurrilous DWI ads against Emmer again. Which reminds me of something that needs to be said. Remember -- Emmer was arrested for DWI 20 years ago. Mark Dayton was in rehab for alcoholism within the last four years, by his own admission and has a long, well-documented history of mental illness. Who's more likely to have a problem dealing with the pressures of the governor's office?
  • Watch what happens on Thursday. I predict that Dayton's Alliance for a Better Minnesota button men will hit Emmer with something even more scurrilous than the ads they've run thus far.
  • I gave Rae Hart Anderson a well-deserved swat the other day. My friend Steve Taylor has posted a lot more information about Anderson that District 50 voters need to know over on the Enlighten New Brighton website.
  • And before I forget, my friend Angie Schottmuller is running for the North Oaks City Council. You would think that a place as prosperous and bucolic as North Oaks could run on auto-pilot. You'd be wrong. There's a lot that can be done to improve local governance and Angie has the active intelligence and leadership skills to make things happen.

More soon.


CousinDan54915 said...

MN (supposedly) elected Al Franken so it's questionable who has a bigger mental illness issue in the guv race....the electorate or the candidate.

Mr. D said...

who has a bigger mental illness issue in the guv race....the electorate or the candidate.

Fair shot, but all I can do is remind you that 58% of Minnesotans voted for someone other than Al Franken.

Anonymous said...

All I can say is we Minnestotans are getting what we deserve. We voted for Al Franken (allegedly) and look what we have gotten a true prize for all of America to see. We get Brett Farve, but he can't execise the Viking curse. If we are stupid enough to vote for a mentally ill alcholic spoiled rich kid, then I guess we get what we deserve there as well. WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!!