So only 3 men apparently hold the fate of Minnesota in their hands. Governor Dayton has invited DFL Senate Leader Tom Bakk & Republican Speaker Kurt Daudt to take a fishing trip this weekend.
Gov. Mark Dayton, Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk and House Speaker Kurt Daudt plan to share a boat Saturday on Lake Vermilion for the annual fishing opener. The outing comes at a critical time in state budget negotiations, so there could be some business combined with the recreation.
I think its incredibly important to remember when Governor Dayton lost his cool with Bakk because boats are small and Dayton once said he didn’t trust him and refused to be alone with him.
Source: STRIB “I’m very disappointed because I thought my relationship with Senator Bakk has always been positive and professional,” Dayton said. “I certainly learned a brutal lesson today that I can’t trust him, can’t believe what he says to me, and that he connives behind my back.”
“I’m not going to meet with Sen. Bakk anymore without others present because I don’t trust his word,” Dayton said.
Dayton trashed fellow DFLer over his staff not getting massive pay raises. Somehow that little temper tantrum got swept under the rug. Much like the other emotionally charged partisan attacks he’s thrown at Republicans for not sharing his leftwing view of the world. Yet somehow he gets away with it.
I have to remember to be a Democrat in my next life. They can say and do anything in this state and get away with it.