"More drama is coming, I believe. If the Speaker and the retiring MN GOP chair also decide to jump the Governor's race, it could start looking like a WWE Battle Royal."
Okay. The weather has taken a turn for the weird. We seem to be regressing back into winter instead of running headlong into an early summer. But with all of that weather nonsense, boy oh boy, do we have drama right now. Are things boring in the land of 10,000 taxes? Not a bit, thank you.
High drama is going to take place in St. Cloud tomorrow. It will happen at the MN GOP State Central Spring Meeting, where the election of new MN GOP officers will take place. With the track record of MN GOP over the past several years, electing officers for that place is never a "snooze". This year however, it will be particularly interesting. I recently penned an article on this issue, so I won't go into the gory details all over again. I will just sum it up by saying we have some top notch people vying to take important jobs in a very sick organization.
And how about the drama in Minneapolis right now? It is a real "cat fight" between two of the cities leaders. That is right - Mayor Betsy is right in the middle of it. For some reason, this life long statist feels she knows more about police business than Chief Janee', who has been doing this cop thing just about forever.
Right now their relationship is about as frosty as the one between the Chair and Deputy Chair of MN GOP. How is this "cat fight" going to end up? Poorly for Chief Janee', as Mayor Betsy has one more strip on her shoulder. As the saying goes, she may not always be right, but she is always the boss.
Yesterday, Matt Dean announced he was throwing his hat in the ring for Governor. The paper used the term "crowed field" that Matt was joining. Well, sort of. It is crowded on the DFL side with only a few announced on the Republican side. What have I seen so far? Good people running on the Republican side. Fresh faces, fresh ideas. On the DFL side? Same statists, different day. Blah, blah, blah. Sorry, but that is the truth.
The Bird has his ear to the tracks. More drama is coming, I believe. If the Speaker and the retiring MN GOP chair also decide to jump the Governor's race, it could start looking like a WWE Battle Royal.
But out of the dust this summer, I believe a clear choice will emerge to lead this state to a place it has never been before. A fixer. A mechanic. Stay tuned. The drama might just starting.