While most Minnesotans are pondering what to do with yesterday's turkey scraps, Republican gubernatorial candidate Marty Seifert is dishing out pork-cutting punchlines first served on the 2010 campaign trail.
Brainerd Dispatch editor Mike O'Rouke reports in Seifert brings gubernatorial campaign to Brainerd:
Turning his attention to agriculture Seifert joked he was the only candidate with experience in cutting pork, citing the time he spent castrating pigs on his family farm near Clements.
Not pig nuts again! Seifert used this line in mid-November 2009, according to an article in The Land:
He chuckled, “I even recall castrating little pigs. So when it comes to cutting pork barrel legislation, I can relate.”
And a February 2010 article in ECM Publishing about a Tea Party candidate forum:
Seifert, who is a state representative, had the most memorable answer to what he might do about pork barrel projects. One of the jobs he had growing up, he said, was “castrating pigs,” adding that he felt he was the only one of the five with “experience cutting pork.” At least two other candidates said they too had experience working with hogs.
MPR reported later that month:
"I was raised on a hog farm in southern Minnesota, and one of my jobs was castrating pigs when I was growing up," Seifert said. "You're wondering what this has to do with anything? I'm the only candidate who has firsthand experience cutting pork."
We can't wait to listen to the six-pack looking to displace Dayton discuss their youthful experience with swine testicles, but Bluestem hopes Seifert al least sends a fruit basket and kind note to former Al Juhnke for legislation that rescued home canning. The expiration date on his own piglet oysters in that stump press kit might have come and gone, but there's no regulation stopping him as far as we can tell.
Photo: One hog objecting to Seifert's lifting the level discourse in the Republican nomination debate by plagiarizing his own rhetoric from his last gubernatorial bid.
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