Thursday, February 25, 2010

Matchmaker, Matchmaker! Make me a match!

Find me a find; catch me a catch!

[warning: mixed movie metaphor ahead]

Horace Vandergelder [Walter Matthau] hired Dolly Levi [Barbra Streisand] to help him find a mate.

Tom Emmer tapped Carol Molnau for the same task.

Vandergelder was too busy running his feed store in Younkers [“there’s a great big world out there, Barnaby,” one clerk in the store says to another] to find a soulmate. That’s apparently Emmer’s problem, too:

"I'm busy introducing myself to the state of Minnesota," said Emmer, explaining his decision.  "These people [a group of four people, headed by Molnau] are going to be busy vetting folks."   Emmer said the panel had no deadline, and may not make its choice by the time Republicans meet to endorse a candidate.

The other members of the matchmaker cadre are:

Emmer, a three-term legislator from Delano, also named two Republican legislators, Rep. Laura Brod, R-New Prague, and Rep. Matt Dean, R-Dellwood, to the committee as well as Bryan Reichal, the chief executive of PureChoice, a Burnsville manufacturing company.

You have to wonder, though, if at meetings with Emmer, Laura Brod will stand behind the others, jump up and down, and while pointing to herself, mouth “Pick me! Pick me!” at Emmer.

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