Over in Brown County, the editors of the New Ulm Journal chided Parry in Words Matter:
State Sen. Mike Parry, locked in a bitter primary battle with former state rep. Allen Quist to challenge Rep. Tim Walz (D-1st Dist.) in November, has based much of his campaign on the things Quist did and said some 20 years ago when he was in the Legislature.
If Quist's words back then are relevant issues in the campaign, what are we to make of Parry's words, spoken this week at a Republican fundraiser in Brown County?
. . .The politics of insinuation should be abandoned by both parties. Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid insinuates Mitt Romney is a tax dodger, Michelle Bachmann insinuates the State Department is riddle with Muslim extremists, and now Parrry calls the governor a "pill-popper." We think politicians should stick to rational statements they can back up with facts.
Photo: Mike Parry at Farmfest. Photo by Eric V. Adams for Bluestem Prairie.