Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Outta there 2! 

Mark Dayton is not running for re-election. I had two faculty members pretty much run to my office to tell me: Dayton does a five-minute press conference, reads his statement, and on the radio you could hear the phone click, indicating he ended the conference in some haste.

I had suspected this during the Rice hearings when he excoriated the Secretary beyond any reason. "People running for re-election would not do this," I thought. "Is he just stupid, or has he decided to get out of the race?" Fortunately for my bookie, my money was on the former.

Saint Paul is developing the story.