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…
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. 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 laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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