Here’s the Wordle depiction of Gov. Pawlenty’s State of the State speech today. Note the absence of the word: “strong.” Note the absence of almost any adjectives to describe Minnesota’s condition. And one of the very smallest words is: “hope.”
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Bob Collins was with Minnesota Public Radio from 1992-2019. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.