Video: A midnight lesson in ugly politics at MN House

Two things the public should never see: How sausage is made and how laws come to be.

That’s the old adage, anyway, and it seems appropriate to mention it today given the crazy rush to the end of the Minnesota legislative session Monday night.

To meet a midnight deadline, Minnesota House leaders pretended everyone knew what they were voting for and then pretended they didn’t hear the outcries. Here’s the video:

Republicans are in charge of the House, so this one was on them. But this kind of political chicanery isn’t confined to one party. It’s always been part of the deal.

In a video and social media world, we just get to see it. But we still can’t stop it.