- I think the best way to read the latest Star Tribune polling on the governor's race is this -- people are open to the idea of getting rid of Mark Dayton, hence the very close approval/disapproval rating. People don't know who Jeff Johnson is yet. They'll find out next month. If Dayton looks shaky during the debates, and my guess is that he will, at least once, it could be game on, especially since I expect Johnson to perform very well.
- The NFL may have all manner of public relations problems off the field, but the football continues to be intriguing. Show of hands -- how many people saw San Diego winning yesterday? And how about Gino's beloved Bears, coming back from way down to ruin San Francisco's party? And oh, by the way, the preferred green-clad squad won at Lambeau yesterday.
- If the Scots vote for independence, there are going to be a lot of people in other parts of the world who will try to do the same. Spain in particular could become fragmented in a hurry.
Monday, September 15, 2014
Mostly open thread
The muse is intermittent these days so this will be a mostly open thread. Having said that, a few very brief observations: