Rep. Erik Paulsen of Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional District is getting some online love nationwide today for his joke on Instagram and Twitter.
But his idea actually seems like the most workable plan at the moment.
And Darth Vader as speaker would be legal since being a member of Congress isn’t a requirement to be speaker of the house.
(h/t: Paul Tosto, et al.)
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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