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Jun 17, 2015


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Mike Worcester

I go back to just over two years ago, when Senator Bakk rose to speak about the gay marriage bill. Honestly, I fully expected him to speak against its passage, aligning himself with some of his rural DFL brethren. It was a tremendous surprise when he told an amazing tale from his youth and offered unequivocal support of the bill. And it passed.

Yet then we saw how he would finagle other issues -- ones he championed -- into bills without committee hearings or other transparent means.

I'm conflicted here and am trying to understand what were his thought processes during the waning days of the regular session, the lead up to the special, and during those tumultuous hours of the special. I truly do wonder.

Editor: Great comment, Mike, and thanks for reminding us about the marriage equality speech.

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