As we return to the latest epsiode of Emo Senator, Southern Minnesota's most watched telenovela, the War of the Letters returns, with well-known Owatonna religious authority and letter writer Bob Nesbit rising to Allen Quist's defense.
In Letter describes convention poorly, Nesbit writes to the editors of the Albert Lea Tribune:
Betty Quiring’s letter, “Quist displayed poor behavior,” on May 2, 2012, was extremely misguided and incorrect. Her analysis of the two Republican candidates for endorsement was totally distorted compared to what really took place.
I also was a Steele County delegate to that 1st District convention in Mankato back on April 21 and barely survived the 23-ballot endorsing marathon.
Mike Parry fits the definition of a politician perfectly. He’s loud, thinks the world of himself and proved, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that he was the bully of the convention — not Quist. The big difference between the two candidates is that Quist is a statesman while Parry is just another politician, of which we already have way too many of both in St. Paul and Washington.
Allen Quist has forgotten more about Constitutional governing than Mike Parry will ever hope to learn. Those, like Parry, who yell and shout others down to try to impress the voters usually don’t know what they are talking about. The same goes for neophyte delegate Betty Quiring. And, as the old saying goes, “Birds of a feather, flock together.”
As Quiring's letter was published in paper's across the district, we're likely to see Nesbit's epistle elsewhere as well.
Nesbit is a frequent contributor to the Owatonna People's Press letter page. Bluestem checked out one of his LTE in late 2010, the last time Quist ran for MNGOP endorsement for congress, in It's a trap! Conservative Owatonna Republican exposes last spring's plot to endorse Demmer.
In another development, more Twin Cities bloggers have begun to notice the Mother Jones piece on Quist, a week after it was published. It's curious that so much progressive love is now being lathered on the retired professor and Norseland farmer. Using the standard that Parry applied to himself--attention from the left and the companionship of a DFL tracker--like this one--the casual reader might wonder if Quist is the frontrunner in the primary.
Image: Mike Parry, the Belle of Waseca County, in his new bonnet.