Update: We posted more about Anderson's presentation of Ron Carey's haircut politics in The unbearable sloth of being G.R. Anderson, Jr.: from our archives. [end update]
After writing several pre-election articles that pandered to Brian Davis' ambitions, G.R Anderson Jr. is back scribbling about the First at MinnPost, this time writing about the aspirations of many DFLers to persuade Congressman Walz to run for Governor.
Anderson notes that the Walz camp didn't talk to him for the article. Still, we have to wonder--yet again--why the Twin Cities media has such difficulty getting the basic facts right about Southern Minnesota's popular representative.
Today's gem? This passage:
Anderson was the sort of reporter dazzled by Davis's advanced degrees, and he lifts Walz's military service off the ground here. Congressman Walz served in the field artillery, not the Air Guard.
It may not matter in G.R. Anderson Jr.'s world, but those who trained with Walz are proud to be in the Army National Guard.
We're not even going to get into Larry Jacob's calling Walz "socially conservative." We just returned from the annual Minnesota Farmers Union convention, where the tendencies of urbanites to project preconceptions (and worse) onto their country cousins was a source of both consternation and mirth; reading this example is additional entertainment.
The article concludes with a rehash of Republican talking points. Anderson, who evidently has the Walz beat at MinnPost, seems entranced by the GOP notion of the First. We'll leave him to his cluelessness about why 62.5 percent voted for Walz, as opposed to that nice doctor Anderson so clearly identifies with.
So here's another bit o' wisdom from Uncle Bob. We agree: if the cap fits, let him wear it.