We're always on the look out for First District political blogs. A hit today on the post Coleman of Solace brought us to Marcus Penny's new blog, Making Cents, which we've added to the CD 1 progressive blogroll.
After a review of the recount, Penny sums up the new Bond movie:
Also, I promised a review of Quantum of Solace, but I don't want to do it anymore. I'll do it in sentence fragments.Not as good as the first. Still awesome. Daniel Craig = Best Bond Yet. The Red Head? Smokin'. Countdown to next installment: ????????????
We caught the film last night and that's about right. One fragment to add: lots of broken glass.
Update: The Penny blog notes the rumors about a Walz gubernatorial bid, but suggests that Walz should develop a track record and run for Senate in six years if Coleman holds on to the seat:
If Coleman gives as stunning a performance as he did for his first term, he'll be creamed in 2014. Franken came with a lot of baggage, and I think it sunk him. A Democrat should have won that race. Tim Walz would be a good choice to run next time. I hear rumor that he wants to run for governor, which could forfeit the First to the Republicans. Walz should spend these next few years making a name for himself before launching a statewide campaign.
At Minnesota Campaign Report, Joe Bodell followed up on our post yesterday and Zack's reading of the tea leaves at MnPublius. Joe posts Walz considering gubernatorial run, with a statement from a source close to Walz about the governor's race:
A source close to Walz indicated Friday that "A number of individuals who the Congressman trusts and respects have recently urged him to consider running for Governor in 2010. Congressman Walz values their input and is taking it into consideration."
The post notes that Bodell is waiting with bated breath for our interview. He need wait no longer. Most of our conversation with Congressman Walz yesterday concerned his agenda for the 111th Congress, as well as ways to renew civic engagement, though we did ask about the gubernatorial rumors.
Walz's own reply--which we'll post later this weekend--was a slight elaboration on the statement published at MNCR. Our forthcoming article will be much more focused on policy and the new congress.
In yet another update, Minnesota Central considers what might have been in Durenberger goes Country First suggesting Walz for Senate. [end update]