Last week we had a tea/party/fundraiser for Minnesotans United for All Families.
That’s the organization that’s trying to defeat the Minnesota constitutional amendment that forbids gay marriage. There are a lot of “nots” in there, which makes it tricky to explain. The bottom line is that we want our married daughters to be able to move here without putting themselves or their children in some sort of legal jeopardy.
I admit I’ve been thinking a lot about what The Economist said about former Mayor Palin’s annual lobbying trips to Washington on the behalf of her vast metropolis of less than 9,000 people.
I was poised to write an ironic letter to the Hastings Star Gazette chiding our own mayor for his lackluster lobbying in comparison, until I ran into him in the grocery store. Continue reading What’s wrong with OUR town?
A few of years ago, the parents of Kelsey’s high school boy friend invited us to stay in their lakefront cabin in Alaska. We drove through Wasilla on the way. That’s where VP candidate Sarah Palin learned public administration as mayor (a part-time position). That place is tiny. It makes Hastings look huge! Continue reading Wasilla and VP candidate Palin