Wednesday, February 09, 2005

A Prairie Home Senator?

Garrison Keiller (courtesy Ezra Klein):

Medicare says that even though you're not working and may need special help with the ordinary business of life, you have value in this society. This is a Democratic idea. Be a howling right-winger if it gives you pleasure, but nonetheless milk comes from cows and Medicare comes from Democrats.

I'm not convinced that Keiller would make a good Senate candidate in Minnesota. He has the chops as far as speaking ability goes. But has he ever really been involved in the kind of warfare that is a modern Senatorial campaign?

Of course, I wasn't convinced at first that Dean would make a good run for DNC chair so what do I know?


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