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Daunte just never got it together.  Dennis Green might have been part of the problem.  Most of it, though, lay between Daunte’s ears.  Something never clicked.

“MIAMI (AP) – Daunte Culpepper summed up his thoughts Thursday in two words, which ushered in the start of a new era for the former Pro Bowl quarterback. “Farewell NFL,” he wrote”


Here is an example of irony.  I mean, gosh.  Gee whiz.  Give me a break.  After working steadfastly and with clear intent to keep women down, now the evangelicals will redress a wrong they have a direct hand in reinforcing.  Wow.

“One more reason why the evangelicals are likely to get behind McCain-Palin: The ticket gives Americans the chance to redress another historical social wrong by finally putting a woman in the White House.”  from Politics in Minnesota.

GREEN?  Who should get your vote?

Local boy, Tom Friedman, the mensch of St. Louis Park, nails it.  This is the same point I tried to make with the Political Butchery post.

“As we emerge from Labor Day, college students are gathering back on campuses not only to start the fall semester, but also, in some cases, to vote for the first time in a presidential election. There is no bigger issue on campuses these days than environment/energy. Going into this election, I thought that — for the first time — we would have a choice between two “green” candidates. That view is no longer operative — and college students (and everyone else) need to understand that.

With his choice of Sarah Palin — the Alaska governor who has advocated drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and does not believe mankind is playing any role in climate change — for vice president, John McCain has completed his makeover from the greenest Republican to run for president to just another representative of big oil.”  Thomas Friedman, NYT