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title. Iím not related to Eudora Welty, the short story writer, and she
didnít care a whit about politics so this is definitely not Eudora.
Sour Milk Published Feb. 21, 2002 "Compared to the vast sums of money it takes to elect politicians on the national level the funds raised locally seem laughably small. That is until you try to raise your first thousand dollars...."
Another V Monologue Published Feb. 28, 2002 "One of the biggest problems we face in politics is the refusal of so many people to face hard and honest truth. Too many of us find comfort in old wives' tales and soft, fuzzy euphemism."...
On Holding Your Nose Published March 7, 2002 "So, last Tuesday came and went and you didn't attend your precinct caucus? Tsk, tsk, tsk! Reading this column will be your penance for turning your back on grassroots democracy.",,,
"Here were hanged" Published March 21, 2002 "'Here were hanged 38 Sioux Indians December 26 1862.' "...
Escaping the Minority Published April 6, 2002 "As a potential legislative candidate I've been watching the game of musical chairs left in the wake of redistricting." ...
Sympathy for a Mass Murderer Published April 21, 2002 "I am a mass murderer. Now mind you, Iím not talking about just any old, garden variety, mass murder but the worldís most massive holocaust ever."...
Peeing Contest Published May 3, 2002 "Don't sell the great temple of Duluth, the school administration building! ARE YOU PAYING ATTENTION? We really, really, really mean it!"...
Eve of Destruction Published May 17, 2002 "It's a little disconcerting for a mild mannered Republican like me to realize that leading members of my party support the Jewish State in Israel because of their impatience to see the world come to its apocalyptic end."...
The King is Naked Published May 31, 2002 "'The king is naked!' shouted the boy'..."
Louis County Election Avoidance Plan
Published June 7, 2002
Dishing Dearth Published June 14, 2002 "A couple weeks ago, the Readerís editors hyped my column as the place to read political dished dirt." ...
Pitching Penny Published June 29, 2002 "I've only met one of the many candidates hoping to replace Governor Ventura, Tim Penny, who happens to be Jesse's own choice for succession." ...
Hearts Behind Bars Published July 12, 2002 "When my son and daughter were little they learned how to play hearts at Duluthís Federal Prison." ...
Scenes from my Queer Life
Published July 19, 2002
The Strange Case of Darrell McKigney
August 9, 2002
to say "No" Published
August 23, 2002
Madman Published September 6th, 2002 "Like children begging their mothers to watch them plunge off a diving board for the umpteenth time, some politicians never outgrow their craving for attention. I say this with some humility because I am no shrinking violet where reporters are concerned" ...
Out of the Box Published September 20th, 2002 "One of the indispensable assets for any aspiring politician is the ability to think outside the box. So, when at a recent debate my Primary opponent described himself as thinking outside the box I was reduced to stammering, "Well, I've never been accused of NOT thinking outside the box."...
Tanked Published October 4th, 2002 "Yeah, it was over sold. Yeah, the backers had stars in their eyes. Yeah, the skeptics saw through the pie-in-the-sky attendance projections. Yeah, the backers were local power brokers who could pull strings behind the scenes and bulldoze the skeptics. Yeah, its gonna cost Duluth some serious money to subsidize the Great Lakes Aquarium this year and probably for years to come..."
October, 15 2002
Never Vote for a Democrat and Other Simple Lessons Published October 31, 2002 "When I was 11 or 12 years old, long before my obsession with politics began, I got some unsolicited advice about voting from my Grandfather.... 'Never vote for a Democrat.'"
Published November 14, 2002
Published December 14, 2002 "The
US Senate celebrated a milestone when its first member ever, Strom Thurmond,
reached his one-hundredth birthday. . ."
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