Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Counting to 34 is hard

But getting to 34 is apparently harder

It is especially difficult when this is your leader:

Does anybody know what Kurt the Silent thinks about a stadium deal? He's had some time to think about it now. I don't care whether he's for it or agin' it, but so far, he's just been a feckless boob.

Update: You really have to wonder what would have happened if Governor Dayton had proposed GO bonds for the state's share right at the beginning of the session. Maybe he did in private. But can you imagine the Republican outrage?

But now that it's their idea, well, that's a different story.

Further Update: The GO bonding idea has collapsed. The Lege will now vote -- in each "body" -- up or down on Monday on the earlier plan using charitable gambling. Kurt Zellers says it is "in the governor's hands," although frankly, it is hard to see how that is the case when the Republicans control both houses of the Legislature.

Whether you agree with him or not, Governor Dayton has been very clear and steadfast about support for a stadium. Rep. Kriesel has been making fun of the governor on Twitter, but if this thing goes in down in flames, you'd better look at your own caucus, Rep. Kriesel.

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