07 August 2006

Are You Ready for Some Socialism?

Don't look now, but the DFL nominee for the 5th district is whoring for money outside the 5th district. I can already hear the remake of Hank Jr. party classic: "All My Lefty Friends are Coming Over Tonight:
Saint Paul Supports Keith Ellison Fundraiser with Congresswoman Betty McCollum, Mayor Chris Coleman, Commissioner Toni Carter. Sunday August 13th - Home of Dan and Cassie Cramer, 1910 Hampshire Avenue, Saint Paul.
The list of those expected to show up smiling and fork over the moola reads like a who's-who of tax-and-spend big government in St. Paul: Sen. Ellen Anderson, Rep. Matt Entenza, Chief Bill (Corky) & Linda Finney, Rep. Alice Hausman, Council Member Lee Helgen, Rep. Sheldon Johnson, School Board Member Kazoua Kong-Thao, Council President Kathy Lantry, Rep. John Lesch, Rep. Tim Mahoney, Rep. Carlos Mariani, Council Member Debbie Montgomery, Revs. Byron & Sharon Moore, Sen. Mee Moua, School Board Member Al Oertwig, Comm. Rafael Ortega, Sen. Sandy Pappas, Rep. Michael Paymar, Comm. Victoria Reinhardt, (former failed Mayor) Jim Scheibel, School Board President Elona Street-Stewart, Rep. Cy Thao, Council Member Dave Thune, Rev. Carl Walker and the beat goes on.

You may have noticed that among those featured to lead the chanting is my representative, the mostly invisible and completely predictable Betty McCollum. If you remember, she pitched a fit last August about the possibility of Mark Kennedy making doing some campaigning outside of his district. I guess Betty was just feigning indignation last year, since she's blowing sunshine for Ellison outside his district this year.

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