So here’s the question for discussion below: how do politicians decide what to be outraged about?
Archives for October 3, 2006
According to the AP: Former Rep. Mark Foley’s attorney said Tuesday that his client was molested between the ages 13 and 15 by a clergyman. Foley had represented the West Palm Beach district for 12 years and was seeking re-election until his sudden resignation last week after the disclosure of lurid online communications with teenage Read more →
Former Governor Jesse Ventura is playing the lead role in a campaign commercial touting I-P candidate for Governor Peter Hutchinson and the other I-P candidates (known as Team Minnesota). The sharply produced ad has Ventura talking into the tv screen and telling voters to reclaim their independence. The sixty second ad will hit the airwaves Read more →
Mark Kennedy was to get his shot with Kerri Miller on Friday. He’s dropped the engagement to attend an editorial board forum of rural newspapers. Look for a rescheduled hour with Kerri.
I just got off the phone with Jim Gambone, who works for CW Twin Cities (the merged UPN/WB station – Channel 23 on the dial). He’s upset that Republican Governor Tim Pawlenty and DFLer Mike Hatch declined his invitation to participate in a forum with younger voters on October 11th at 9 pm. This isn’t Read more →
DFL congressional candidate Patty Wetterling is running a new TV ad focusing on the Congressional page scandal regarding former Florida Congressman Mark Foley. As you know, Wetterling held a news conference yesterday calling on any member of Congress to resign if they know that Foley was sending e-mails and text messages to House pages. Here’s Read more →
Education leads the digest today. MPR’s Tim Pugmire has a story on where the candidates for governor stand on the issue. Speaking of the governor’s race, there will be an online gubernatorial debate. George Will mentions Pawlenty in his column on the 65% solution. Ainsworth employees will get state help. Pawlenty is also trying to Read more →