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Continued: Tevlin: The sorry state of our political debate

  • Article by: JON TEVLIN , Star Tribune
  • Last update: August 27, 2014 - 12:15 AM

Was it something I would do as a joke? Come to think of it, I probably would have when I was 14. It’s not exactly what I’d hope for from my sitting U.S. Senator, however.

Republicans sat on the video, obviously knowing that someone in their party would say something ludicrous and they could dredge this up in response. You can never underestimate the ability of a politician to say something they regret.

During their news conference, which mostly served to remind voters once again of Hagedorn’s statements, GOP Deputy Chair Chris Fields hovered nearby. Fields recently had to apologize for using comedian Robin Williams’ death to promote a candidate.

Tacky.

Meanwhile, reporters’ questions about an actual issue confronting Republicans — their crazy nonsupport-support of Minnesota Supreme Court candidate Michelle MacDonald — were dodged by Downey, who claimed the news conference was the wrong venue for news.

I didn’t know there was a proper venue for traffic-cone boob conversations until now.

We are now in the season of perpetual apology. Everyone seems to be in a contest to see who can be the most childish. May the best party win.

 

jtevlin@startribune.com • 612-673-1702

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