The Emo Senator's tender tweets from Waseca have once again enthralled the imagination of the traditional media and the inspired PhotoShop software of the divine Tild, who marshalled her vast knowledge of film and fiction to capture the zeitgeist.
Minnesota's legacy media is applying conventional standards of fairness and accuracy to report the incident. Drawing from AP reporters, Fox News 9 reported yesterday in Minnesota Governor, Lawmakers Meet Again Amid Government Shutdown:
Twitter has also become a forum for partisan bickering in both parties. On Wednesday, Sen. Mike Parry called on Walter Mondale and Arnie Carlson to "stay in their rockers" and also said Dayton should resign. Dayton responded, saying if Parry thinks he should resign, he must be doing something right.
The rhetoric only seems to be heating up, and Dayton has said the so-called "cone of silence" that was established prior to the shutdown is now gone because he doesn't believe the Republicans are giving an honest representation of the negotiations.
Perry had tweeted this respectful remark about the bipartisan commission started by former Vice President Walter Mondale and former Minnesota governor Arne Carlson:
@mikeparry mikeparryWith all due respect, Mondale & Carlson need to stay in their rockers unless they can get Dayton to do the right thing....RESIGN!
Since that loving comment, the Southern Minnesota senator has only retweeted posts by other tweeps, leaving Parry watchers inside of the press corps and out to stand watch until he rises again from this personal cone of silence. Bluestem is scanning the skies.
To paraphrase the opening words of Criswell in Ed Wood Jr.'s classic opus:
Good night, my friend. We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives. And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future. You are interested in the unknown... the mysterious...the musings of Mike Parry, twit extraordinary.
Image: via Tild.