Perhaps it was the growing excitement over a coming performance on Sunday by Elton John that charged the air, but in Mankato this weekend, Saturday night was alright for fighting.
Especially on twitter: in fact, the Star Tribune based its entire Sunday convention coverage,Epic convention leaves Republicans without an answer on congressional race, on nothing other than tweets. That must of helped out with saving gas in honor of Earth Day.
One classic confrontation took place between eminent 2010 Republican gubernatorial tracker Abby Michaud and former Bachmann district director, current Quist wife and co-founder of the feminist Amazon Cooperative Bookstore, Julie.
The first throw down:
Michaud shot back, and Julie (Morse) Quist gave as good as she got:
Michaud was at the center of attention in the 2010 Minnepost story, Mark Dayton says GOP 'trackers' disrupt his campaign; GOP reply: 'Welcome to real world.'
Michaud's aggression worked out quite well for Michaud's employer; just ask Governor Emmer. Nor does Michaud's pivot change the fact that Parry's claim--repeated several times at the convention on Saturday night--of being the only CD1 Republican assigned a DFL tracker is simply false advertising.
Here's a clip to remember:
Bonus: Read the comments on the Strib's Hot Dish blog. Priceless.