Minnesota and the rest of the country are losing one of the good ones in 2006:
Statement of U.S. Senator Mark Dayton on his Decision Not to Seek Re-Election
Mark Dayton was my newest hero. See my January 25th post.
The late great Senator Paul Wellstone was the last of a dying breed: a proud liberal Democrat in the Senate. Last month, when Mark Dayton stood up and called Condi Bootlicker Rice a "liar," it gave me hope that Wellstone's spirit lived on.
All I can say is that the person that wins Dayton's senate seat better be good. If a Republican takes it, I may have to slit my wrists.