As rumored, Rep. Irv. Anderson is calling it quits. So, updating the list:
Archives for May 2006
Jayne Solinger, the producer of MPR’s All Things Considered, is completing her last week at Minnesota Public Radio before she moves to Atlanta to do…well… I’m not really sure what it is she’s going to do , but whatever it is, she’ll be the best person doing it.
Add him to the list (below). Here’s his press release. ST. PAUL * Rep. Dan Dorman (R-Albert Lea) today announced that he is retiring from office, and will not run for reelection to the Minnesota House of Representatives in District 27A, representing Freeborn County. Dorman was first elected to the seat in 1998 and has Read more →
Rybak and Coleman have put out a release that says their “joint bid” to host the ’08 Democratic National Convention , has made the “short list of finalists.”
Not being a party member, insider or — in some recent years — a voter… I have no clue what took Mike Erlandson to announce officially that he’s in the primary battle for the 5th District. Doesn’t seem like a surprise to me so I don’t know what’s been going on in that campaign for the last 3 weeks.
Someone asked in the comments section for a list of retirees from the House and Senate. Here’s the latest list I have:
Patrolling Planet Politics looking for signs of intelligent life.
Sometimes I think the same fate awaits political coverage. You know what I wish the local papers would do when they print a story about a bill? Print the number of the bill! Don’t get me wrong, I think they do a great job of the he said-she said portion of debate at the Capitol. But I’m not sure the “inside” stuff makes the paper (or the radio for that matter), for the same reason I can’t find an article about the stupidity of bunting in the first inning.
I don’t consider myself a snob, although I’m sure I sound like one whenever I say “I don’t watch American Idol” on TV. Fact is, it’s probably because I’m watching something like The Unit or CSI NY or Deal or No Deal. I like my crappy TV like the next guy. It’s just that I like different crappy TV than most Americans, I guess. (All of this assumes the Cleveland Indians aren’t on TV, which is a whole ‘nother definition of TV).
Today is the day that America has the longest-living ex-president/vice president in its history. Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale have survived John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, I hear.