By Paul Lundgren on Dec 9, 2010 in Geeky, Politics
At age 63, Mark Dayton is the oldest person to be elected governor of Minnesota. A few weeks after he’s sworn in, he’ll be 64.
From the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library:
After what happened to Tim Pawlenty on PDD in August, I suspect some of you are warming up your Photoshop skills.
If only I had skills …
It’s awesome that women are not allowed to be governor.
Also, I want our next governor to be named Knute, Elmer or Orville.
I wouldn’t care if he has five screwdrivers for breakfast or not, if it helps him work. Any governor who doesn’t remind me of a slimy little weasel or make me sick in the goiter upon the very thought of him is oh so welcome after eight long and twisted years. Dayton is looking a rather stately 63 and a half at that, full head of hair, a little color to the cheeks, nice modest tie, not too red, let ’em buck…
Eleven governors in their 30s!
Love me some Mark Dayton. Go, Mark!
The filthy rich like Mark Dayton are out of touch with the poor working taxpayers. He ran for Governor because he is only interested in how he can further rape Joe Public and take his money.
Remeber when Dayton supposedly represented Minnesota in Congress? He was the only fool (in over 600 people) who closed down his office in Washington D.C. for six months due to a non-existant terroistic delusion.
Can you afford to take a six month vacation? No, because you are forced to pay Big Government money so they can take 6 month vacations at your expense.
Yeah yeah yeah. Enough misspellings and psychotic blabber. This is way too many comments without a Photoshop. I’m so disappointed.
“Sick in the goiter”!
And speaking of governor names, I’m a fan of the Bjørnstjerne, m’self.
Anti: Dayton MOVED his employees from the Capitol because he wasn’t there, and didn’t want to expose his staffers to undue risk.
He is also one of few senators who voted against Bush’s lawless war in Iraq, and against Discriminatory DOMA.
I know Mark Dayton. He is going to be a great governor of our great state.
And the office was not “closed” and operations were not moved for “six months.”
St. Paul Pioneer Press (MN) -- Friday, December 1, 2000
U.S. Senator-elect Mark Dayton spent so much of his fortune on his Senate campaign and is subject to such high capital gains taxes from selling stock in companies he campaigned against that he says he might not be able to keep his campaign promise to forgo his $141,000 yearly Senate salary.
“I took a huge hit -- somewhere over $11 million” of his own money that he put into the campaign, plus another $3 million to $4 million he’ll owe the IRS in April from stock sales, Dayton said Thursday. “I definitely need a paycheck. The question is whether I can get it out of my remaining resources.”
As Vicarious noted, there has never been a female governor in Minnesota. Interestingly enough, Duluth’s Yvonne Prettner-Solon is the sixth consecutive female lieutenant governor.
Dayton announced this morning that he’s hired several key staffers — all women.
* Tina Smith, chief of staff
* Dana Anderson, deputy chief of staff
* Katie Tinucci, press secretary
* Michelle Kelm-Helgen, deputy chief of staff for legislative affairs
* Andrea Mokros, deputy chief of staff for communications and outreach
* Fatima Villasenor, senior aide
The deputy of Photoshop position is still open, though. Submit your samples here. Don’t make me beg.
I like Mark Dayton more and more. He wasn’t my first choice in the beginning, but I was glad to vote for him after he selected YPS as his running mate. I don’t always agree with YPS on the issues, but she’s smart, she’s highly-qualified to take over if need be, she’s a woman, and she’s from NE Minnesota.
I think Dayton’s going to be a good governor. He’s got his heart in the right place and we don’t have to worry that he’ll be using the governorship as a stepping stone for a higher office as is his predecessor.
Thanks to Spy1, who e-mailed this:
Quoth the spy: “Admittedly a weak effort. But it’s something.”
Speaking of elders… Tim Pawlenty and Barack Obama are not much older than I am. Yikes.
I like to stuff my mouth with saltines and then speak highly of that pesky Emmer fella.
Yeah, I got mad skillz.
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