Mysteries of the photo op

It is actually somebody’s job in Minnesota to make sure that there is a giant gold state emblem in front of politicians who dress down for a look at the flood problem, though the informality doesn’t neuter the political pretentiousness of the shield’s presence.

It’s as if it’s left over from the old days.

In any event, we’re pretty sure this is the first time the giant protective shield of the great state of Minnesota has made it to a flood.

  • kay smith

    ah, Jesse–always good for a laugh. I’ll never forget watching his ‘Inaugural ball’ on TPT and Laughing Out Loud.

  • MrE85

    “It is actually somebody’s job in Minnesota to make sure that there is a giant gold state emblem in front of politicians..” If I understand my Capitol protocol correctly (where’s Kevin when you need him?) the Great Seal of Minnesota is there specifically for Governor Dayton and those in his administration. Senators Klobuchar and Franken would be covered by the U.S. Senate seal, which they also use on their business cards.