‘I see your pencil neck weasel and raise you a twit’

Not since Garrison Keillor and Jesse Ventura went at it has the world seen a politician vs. elitist artist fray like the one developing between Rep. Matt Dean and author Neil Gaiman. As I wrote on 5×8 this morning, Rep. Dean called Gaiman a “pencil neck weasel” for accepting Legacy Amendment money to give a speech at the Stillwater library.

Gaiman “tweets” back that Dean is a twit…


He doesn’t stop there…



A Twitter war? Pass the popcorn!

Back to you Rep. Dean…


  • John O.

    Nice to see that the Majority Leader of the Minnesota House of Representatives (or one of his staff) has the time for this garbage at taxpayer expense.

  • The sick part is that the twit got his way, and the “you have to apply before we give you money, even though there were specific allocations in the original amendment that the voters stood up for” change went through.



  • John O.

    I forgot to add that the header for this particular post has a rather Monty Python-esque ring to it.

  • Here we go again. Gaiman very articulately explained the Stillwater speaking fee last year on his blog. (He asks for outrageous fees because, like all real authors, he’d rather stay home and write; Stillwater had to spend the money or lose it; Gaiman gave his share away to two charities.) I haven’t seen him since the mid-90s, but at that time he was neither pencil-necked nor a weasel.

  • Jamie

    Besides, since when should anyone have to be subjected to that kind of hateful bullying as part of a political discussion? I heard Dean explaining his despicable actions earlier and he sounded like the same 10-year-old that made the original hateful remarks.

  • clyde

    You can tell this is a liberal point of view on this website.

    Cant wait tell they cut the money to npr

    Tea Party

  • Jim Shapiro

    Dear Clyde –

    Your brilliant analysis and articulate wording makes me hope that you decide to do your own blog.

  • John

    Matt Dean is right! Gaiman is taking money from Minnesota to fund Scientology which is being investigated for Human Trafficking. Gaiman is worse than a pencil necked weasel, he’s a cult member and the only charity Gaiman donates to is SCIENTOLOGY!

    Neil Gaiman in the Cornerstone Newsletter along with Mary Gaiman, as

    contributing $35,000.00 in 2009. Being listed in the Cornerstone Newsletter

    means you are in good-standing with the cult. In 2010, Mary Gaiman was awarded the “Gold Humanitarian Award” for her contribution of $500,000.00 to Scientology. This is

    significant because Mary Gaiman continues to be Neil Gaiman’s business partner

    in The Blank Corporation, which is now Neil Gaiman’s Scientology front and how

    he pays the cult. Gaiman is also the “Vitamin Heir” of Scientology.

    The Gaiman family owns G&G Vitamins which reaps 6 million a year from selling

    The Purification Rundown Vitamins.Gaiman’s two sisters, Claire Edwards and Lizzie Calciole are not just high-ranking Scientologists, they are the head of RECRUITING and the head of Wealden House, the Scientology stronghold in East Grinstead. These two

    cannot associate with Neil unless he is in good standing.

  • Matthew Morrison

    The previous post is completely false. Neil Gaiman is not a Scientologist. He has answered this question numerous times, most recently in a BBC interview in 2010.