Dump Bachmann blogger and ace cartoonist Ken Avidor woke the Bluestem editor from the sleep of the just this morning with news and a link to the appearance of Bradlee Dean's Junkyard Prophet's at the Community Center in lovely Caledonia, Minnesota.
Ken raised the question: will Allen Quist crowd surf at the event in Minnesota's First District, ala progressive Minneapolis mayor's recent dive with Trampled By Turtles?
That seemed a question best asked at DB, and so Ken sketched his vision of Quist and wrote:
If you're a longtime Dump Bachmann reader or if you have read "The Madness of Michele Bachmann", you'll know about Allen Quist. There's a good article about Allen Quist by Tim Murphy at Mother Jones. Murphy also wrote about another Bachmann fellow traveller Bradlee Dean. Allen Quist has been a guest on Bradlee's Sons of Liberty radio show.
Which had me wondering - will Allen Quist be crowd-surfing RT Rybak-style at Bradlee Dean's upcoming concert in the "Wild Turkey Capital" Caledonia, Minnesota this Saturday?
Bluestem thinks that both Quist and Parry will probably be hanging out in St. Cloud, Minnesota, on Saturday night, hoping to secure dollars and volunteers for their First Congressional District from among the powerbrokers and activists at the MNGOP state convention, though an annual town festival might attract them to Caledonia.
Bradlee Dean is no longer the toast of Republican politics. It's also curious what or who brings him to Caledonia so that people in Houston County need to exeprience first-hand what caused the "buzz" that hit the Minnesota House last spring and a small town in Iowa earlier this year.
Or perhaps Dean is just trying to find lost souls worn out at the end of the town's annual celebration of Norwegian exuberance, Syttende Mai.
Does lovely Caledonia really deserve this?
Cartoon: Allen Quist crowd surfs, by Ken Avidor. Used with permission.