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I saw a right-wing commentator on local TV the other night who said "this is not a partisan issue."  And in some ways, he is right.  There are really only two kinds of people--the kind who maintain bridges and fools.  Those businesses in Northeast Minneapolis are run by conservative Republicans who have been hit by a fiscal disaster because their transportation problems just got 10 times worse.  THEY understand.  Some of the most serious maintenance freaks I know are Republicans.

But the Republican governor of Minnesota MADE maintenance a partisan issue so as to impress the big boys of the Republican Party.  And THEY are pirates--and privatization has been the most profitable piracy since at least the Reagan era.

And are they rest of us going to let pirates kill and destroy us?  Not if we can help it.  Will the DFL keep beating the Republicans around the head with this issue?  OF COURSE!!!!  Will the Republicans complain?  Yes they will.  Will we ignore them?  Well D'uh.

"Remember the I35W bridge--who needs terrorists when there are Republicans"

by techno (reply@elegant-technology.com) on Tue Aug 7th, 2007 at 03:07:01 AM EST
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