In a move designed to confer some of the charm of the Old Confederacy on his bid for the GOP endorsement for governor, Tom Emmer — a faux Jefferson Davis himself — picked Annette Meeks as his running mate.
As a former deputy chief of staff for then-Congressman Newt Gingrich, Meeks will no doubt add her own brand of Dixie dust to the campaign.
Update: As a commenter points out in the MPR piece linked above:
In 1998, Meeks wrote a book for a conservative think tank that called for the elimination of the Lieutenant Governor post.
Perhaps her first job will be to fall on her sword.