Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Song of the South

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.

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