Dayton v. Kennedy

Returning Senator Mark Dayton to the Ranks of the Idle Rich in 2006

3/07/2005

Dictatorships and Double Standards

Senator Grams has joined the media chorus in alleging the state party Republican leadership is exhibiting all the traits of a tyranny in dictating to the rank and file who their nominee will be. But check out this curious bit of commentary from Senator Grams in an AP story this afternoon:

Grams, who lost to Dayton in 2000, said he wasn't upset with Coleman or Pawlenty for their endorsements, but he wondered if they had axes to grind. Grams endorsed a Coleman rival in the 1998 governor's race and a Pawlenty rival in 2002.


Is it just me or does Grams' "kingmaker" accusation comprise a double standard? Scrutiny of the above would suggest that Grams believes Pawlenty and Coleman are endorsing Kennedy as retribution for the Senator's own (unsuccessful) attempts at "kingmaking" against Coleman in '98 and Pawlenty in '02.

The first person to correctly reference the title of this post wins a new Chevy Avalanche from NARN and the White Bear Lake Superstore.

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