After the various factions in the debate over vote-suppressing photo ID amendment weighed in on Governor Dayton's symbolic veto yesterday, the editorial board of the New Ulm Journal lost its patience with Senate Majority Leader Senjem, fast becoming the Rodney Dangerfield of Minnesota politics.
Only not so funny.
And it's not as if the editors were fawning over Dayton's action. In Faux veto not confusing, the NUJ editors write:
Senate Majority Leader Dave Senjem criticized the move, saying Dayton's symbolic action could confuse voters.
Well, if that confuses any voters, no amount of ID is going to help them.
Sometimes it seems elected officials or those seeking office have a low opinion of the general IQ of the voter. Senjem could have said that Dayton's faux veto was stupid, or pointless, or petty (which it is). Instead he claims it was an "obstruction to the democratic process" by confusing to the voters.
Who's writing his material these days? Oh yeah--that guy.
Photo: Senate Majority Leader Dave Senjem gets no respect.