You’ve probably seen the new Tom Emmer television commercial featuring the Emmer brood on the front porch, reminiscent, of course, of Julie Andrews and the lovable von Trapp kids singing the Do Re Mi song. Well, that’s unfair, I suppose.
I’m sure Julie Andrews has much better policy chops.
The truly funny line in the commercial is the last one, where Emmer intones:
It's time for a new direction.
Instead of circling the drain in the usual counterclockwise direction under Governor Gutshot for the last eight years, Stonewall wants to try something different. It’s the same drain, though.
Stonewall’s other signature slogan is, “Let’s take our state back!” From whom, Tom?
"He's almost in a political no-man's land right now," said David Gaither, a former Republican state senator and one-time chief of staff for Pawlenty.
"It's just tough to say we're going to 'take back the state,"' Gaither added. "From whom and take it back to what? Those things have to be expanded on."
But don’t be looking for the empty jug Emmer to do that anytime soon.
Note: There’s a metaphoric box of kibble for the first commenter who can tell me what we’d have to do to get the drain circle to reverse in direction.