Letter: Time will show the folly
In regards to a letter written by Lee Paulson in which he has problems with Catholic family values when they voted almost en masse for Joe Gimse, it seems that Catholic dominated cities like Belgrade, Sauk Centre, and Melrose gave Gimse the vote ...
In regards to a letter written by Lee Paulson in which he has problems with Catholic family values when they voted almost en masse for Joe Gimse, it seems that Catholic dominated cities like Belgrade, Sauk Centre, and Melrose gave Gimse the vote "boost" he needed. They voted for one of their own, regardless of his family reputation, which often happens when people vote because of their spiritual and cultural obligations.
When I see how the voters voted in Kandiyohi County, I'm absolutely and thoroughly dumbfounded. When one considers that Sen. Johnson is one of the most powerful, respected legislators ever to walk the floors of our capitol and all the hundreds of "goodies" that he has given us, I'm almost lost for words, but not quite.
This whole election scenario brings to mind how Tennessee voted against its own favorite son, Al Gore, in the 2000 presidential race. When I was there, I asked people why. Some said "It's none of your business," and others said "Everybody else did, I don't know why." It doesn't take a corporate lawyer to figure out that Gore was voted out of the presidency because of his close association with President Bill Clinton's impeachment and immoralities.
I think the Republican Party is the real villain in this whole mess when they used Joe Gimse as a ploy, not necessarily to win, but to dissuade Sen. Dean Johnson from seeking any higher offices like the governor's or federal senator's seat.
If you voted for Gimse, I'm not going to mention what birds sometimes do, but after six months in office when you discover how ineffectual Senator Gimse is, and when you remove your boots at night and see a reddish hue in your socks, then maybe, just maybe, you will realize your folly.