Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Minnesota Hold 'Em

MinnPost has the text of Governor Dayton's inaugural address, whereby he demonstrates that he is a terrible poker player:

To those who sincerely believe the state budget can be balanced with no tax increase - including no forced property tax increase - I say, if you can do so without destroying our schools, hospitals, and public safety, please send me your bill, so I can sign it immediately.
Glad we have that on record. Should make for a nice, short legislative session, especially if Dayton is sincere.

He isn't, of course. And that's why we'll have plenty of material in the next few months.


Brad Carlson said...

Gotta love this gem from the speech:

My top priority is to get Minnesotans working again. The 208,000 who are unemployed. The thousands more who are underemployed, stuck in low-paying dead-end jobs. Whose economic security is shattered. Whose hope for a better future is threatened.

Their futures are also our futures. As our great United States Senator Paul Wellstone said, "We all do better, when we all do better."

Translation: Take from the "producers" and give to the "non-producers." Make the "rich" pay their fair share.

Mr. D said...

That's how I'd translate it too, Brad. I could pick at that speech for days. Just might, actually.

W.B. Picklesworth said...

He's like George Cooney without the power, telegraphing his punches. Big, dumb, slow and ugly.

CousinDan 54915 said...

You guys have a regular Jim Doyle there. Need another? He clearly can be bought.