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Monday, May 23, 2005

Immediate special session called

Governor Pawlenty has called a special session immediately. To me, it's a pretty pointless move. Without a deal, the legislature can't do much anyway. This sounds like grandstanding to me.

Speaking of grandstanding, Pawlenty bashed the Senate for their budget deal, saying that they are just "repackaging" their budget plans. Although not mentioned in any stories as far as I can tell, he also said some things about the Senate Democrats pandering to special interest groups, and that's why they can't get a budget done. Gee, which special interest group was Pawlenty kowtowing to when he vetoed the bipartisan transportation bill? Had he not done so, that would have been one more issue taken care of.


At 8:08 PM, May 23, 2005, Blogger Matt said...

Sorry, not related but...

We Have a Deal!
It seems as though centrist members of both parties have come to agree on a compromise to end the filibuster showdown.

At 10:13 PM, May 23, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if Grover Norquist will take kindly to Pawlenty's cigarette "fee." Will he and David Strom let this slide? Remember, those are independent organizations they run, not apendages of any party!


Anyhoo, since Matt brought it up, where was Norm when the filibuster deal was announced? I thought he was a moderate, that he was gonna [raspy, patronizing voice] "change the tone." Yet, I didn't see him at the press conference with the 14 senators. What gives? I don't mean to alarm or startle anyone, but Norm might have been being a bit disingenuous.


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