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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

DFL Example of Farcical Bi-partisanship

Senator Olseen and Representative Kalin crow fairly frequently about ending the legislative session "on time."

Well and good. But read what the Session Weekly*, a Minnesota House publication has to say about that:

"When House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher (DFL Minneapolis) dropped the final gavel on the 2007 legislative session at midnight on May 21, one thing was clear: it hadn't been a pretty ending." (italics added for emphasis)

Continuing: "Unfortunately not much else was clear."

"For the first time in eight years, legislators had finished the state budget on time - albeit not without Democrats using a series of unusual procedural maneuvers on the House floor effectively silencing the Republican minority long enough to pass the last remaining budget bills before the deadline. (italics and bold print added for emphasis)

So much for "bi-partisanship" ala Olseen and Kalin and the Democrats in the Minnesota legislature!

*source: Session Weekly, vol. 24, number 21 - June 1, 2007

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