Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Dayton's out: Time to re-tool 4 year plan.

(The 4 year ousting plan being Daschle-Dayton-Harkin)

I first read it on Best of the Web: Mark Dayton will not seek re-election in 2006. My initial thought was "Hey great! Except that this robs of us of the chance to mobilize a huge GOP battle and watch him go down in flames!"

But I guess gone is indeed gone.

Fraters Libertas has some interesting points

And this blog is just way funny today.
Included, when Fraters says this:
In related news, price plummets in Dayton v. Kenney blog common stock.
DvK says this:
Are you kidding? This has "collector's item" written all over it. Like owning a "Dewey Defeats Truman" edition of the Chicago Tribune. Get your orders for the t-shirts in quickly, because when they're gone, they're gone.

Also of Note, Dayton V. Kennedy has this quote from KSTP-TV
"Dayton said he could not both engage in campaign fundraising efforts and be an effective senator."

Is that an indication of how far and wide he would have had to search in order to find anyone willing to contribute to a Senator too scared to actually stay in the senate?

UPDATE: Rick attributes Dayton's resignation to a "successful blog swarm" by DvK. Ha :)

UPDATE 2: Generalissimo Duane ponders Dayton's new concern about effectiveness:
Senator Mark Dayton of Minnesota, the man who will leave town at the slightest hint of a threat, announced that he would not run for re-election, saying he couldn't run an effective campaign while simultaneously being an effective Senator. I don't know why he is worried about the latter now. How effective has he been in the last four years? He is on the short list to challenge Barbara Boxer as the dumbest member of the Senate. Effective? Jay Larson would be more effective. I've seen Jay in action, and on a good day, he'd do absolutely nothing and still do more for the state.