The Post Bulletin story about Mike Benson's bid that we wrote about in Ghost link at Rochester Post Bulletin: "Mike Benson to run for Congress against Walz" has finally been unembarged at the Rochester paper.
Nonetheless, Heather Carlson gets the gold star with Benson to run for Congress against Walz for naming the other potential candidates in the race:
In addition . . . [f]ormer state Sen. Mike Parry, who ran for the seat last year but lost in the Republican primary to former state Rep. Allen Quist, is also considering another run. Also seriously considering a bid is Byron resident Aaron Miller, a command sergeant in the Army reserves who was awarded the Bronze Star and works for a medical technology company.
Another name being mentioned is Jim Hagedorn of Blue Earth, who ran unsuccessfully for the 1st District Republican endorsement in 2010. At this point he said it is "premature" to talk about whether he will run for the seat, but said he is not ruling it out. His father is former 2nd District GOP Congressman Tom Hagedorn.
Bluestem can barely contain our glee. A sequel to Emo Senator: The Telenovela? The City Pages cited the serialized blog melodrama in awarding Bluestem the 2013 Minneapolis Best Blogger Award:
We particularly enjoy her ongoing series on Mike Parry, a.k.a. Minnesota's ex-"Emo Senator," who can't keep his racially charged tweets to himself.
Yes, we've missed Mike Parry.
But we've also preserved large chunks of the equally uproarious online testimony of Jim Hagedorn, who sought the endorsement in 2010. Like Parry, Hagedorn did a bit of scrubbing of his more controversial remarks, as we noted at the head of Rightwing values and performance art in MN-01: Mr. Quist and "Mr. Conservative". (Sadly the archived content of the Minnesota Independent is no longer online). Here are gems there, including this racially charged--but deleted post--from Hagedorn:
The race has been highlighted by a Democrat drive to register voters in several of South Dakota’s expansive redistribution of wealth centers…err…casino parlors…err…Indian Reservations. Remarkably, many of the voters registered for absentee ballots were found to be chiefs and squaws who had returned to the spirit world many moons ago. What is truly astonishing is not that the Democrats would cheat, but that the FBI and other law enforcement types actually took the initiative to catch them.
Voter backlash against the Democrat’s (typical) election-stealing maneuvers will be the margin of victory for Thune. Leave it to liberals to ruin John Wayne’s* wisdom of the only good Indian being a dead Indian.
Not only did that smear Dakota and Lakota people, but John Wayne as well. Actually, the saying is attributed to General Philip Sheridan, though Representative James M.Cavanaugh (D-MT) is more accurately the source of the saying. Apparently such sentiments were acceptable in the U.S. House in 1868.
See also Entering the Teabagger Zone: Will Jim Hagedorn dilute the brew in Southern Minnesota? and the whole cache of posts here to refresh your memory, gentle reader.
Will Josh Moniz once more catch Emo Senator saying cray-cray things about Governor Dayton's anti-acids? Tune in for our next exciting episode!
Image: Who wouldn't want to use the divine Tild's "Emo Senator at Flouncette O'Parry" again?
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