Monday, March 19, 2007

Maybe Al Juhnke listens to NARN! 

I received a copy of an email today from Rep. Al Juhnke (DFL-Willmar), sent from his House email account -- must be scrimping on travel with his measly House per diem; he should run for Senate and get their upgrade -- that is unhappy with Rep. Marty Seifert's latest editorial.
From: "Al Juhnke"
Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2007 17:29:20 -0500
Subject: Seifert Column

I thought you all would get a kick out of the column put out by Rep. Marty Seifert on Friday. This is one of the most laughable, putrid, inane, bizarre, out-to-lunch, out-of-touch, inaccurate, misleading, untruthful, pieces of prose I have seen in a long, long time. Can you believe a supposed caucus leader would actually write such dribble much less send it out to papers or actually stop into media outlets and try and convince educated journalists that this is true?

Good grief.
Here's the press release. It was talked about by Michael and me with Rep. Seifert on the Final Word of the NARN on Saturday (you can listen here -- the good representative comes on at about 23 minutes into the program.) I can't understand why Mr. Juhnke is so upset. Perhaps it's because he hasn't gotten any coverage for his fertilizer bill? A man who knows his way around manure is an excellent judge of 'putrid'.

UPDATE: I see the email made it to the Marshall paper.
Seifert found it ironic, because he had been in Willmar on Friday for an interview with the Willmar paper. He had good things to say about Juhnke, seeing Juhnke as a good rural leader.

And even Monday morning before learning of Juhnke's e-mail, Seifert had sat by Juhnke at a committee hearing. He said he was cordial, but that Juhnke responded awkwardly.

"He must have thought I'd already seen the e-mail," Seifert said.

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