There was a, shall we say, thought-provoking letter in my hometown newspaper a few days ago talking about my past campaign for the Minnesota House. I may not concur with all of it, but it is an interesting read nonetheless!
To the editor:
This is gonna leave a mark! I have to publicly apologize to Rudy Takala for voting against him by voting for Crawford. This means I also must publicly admit I voted for Crawford. The shame and guilt I feel!
Crawford’s smoke, sunshine and mirrors factory wowed me and I felt Rudy was young and inexperienced and subject to manipulation by older, more experienced politicians. I should have realized if Rudy was elected he may have left a mark on those older politicians by demanding the state budget negotiations were held in full view of the public and with full participation of the state legislature.
As it was, Crawford participated (?) in taxation without representation and in the process he “deferred” his pay while the state was shut down. With the state shut down would he have had to “defer” his pay or would it have been deferred automatically? Crawford said he was “working” so he should be eligible for pay. So why didn’t he work and represent us by forcing the budget negotiations to be public?
A true leader looking to “leave a mark” would have done so and now I have to believe Rudy Takala would have left a mark fit for a monument. But hey, at least our fearless leader Crawford was elected President of Siberia by one vote. Mine. Let’s see him produce smoke, sunshine, and mirrors in his factory there. Sorry Rudy.