I went to the Minnesota Organizationo of Bloggers get-together Saturday night at Keegan’s and had a great time. I had a chance to put faces to the names of a dozen or so blogs, but didn’t get a chance to meet everyone. I spent much of my time talking to Gary Miller from Kennedy vs. the Machine and John Swon, who blogs (formerly of First Ring and occasional contributor to KvM) , and is also chair of the Clear View PAC, and Robin Marty of Power Liberal and, now, Minnesota Monitor. I also enjoyed meeeting and talking with Michael Brodkorb of Minnesota Democrats Exposed, and it’s always good to see political columnist Barry Casselman who, it seems to me, could do the political version of those old E.F. Hutton TV spots.

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I can’t explain it, but politics seems as irrelevant to me today as it did five years ago. I watched the documentary on CBS (the one produced by the two brothers from France) last night even though I’ve seen it before and found it even more compelling this time because this time I didn’t miss an important ingredient. The final words after all the stuff the brothers went through that day were: “I want to be a better brother.” Granted politics is important, I guess, in the big wordly scheme of things but today also seems like a good day to reflect on whether we’ve become better brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, colleagues, friends etc.

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