"If you want a "talker" as Governor, we can find many of those. But if you want a person to get under the hood and fix what ails Minnesota, I think Carol has the right idea. I know for a fact, as clear as a bell, Jeff is the right person at the right time for Minnesota. All we need do is give him our votes."
Ouch! Talk about a knife in the back. Or is it the heart? In any event, Governor Pawlenty's # 2 person, his Lieutenant Governor, has decided the view of Minnesota this year is better from Team Johnson than Team Pawlenty. Yes, Carol Molnau is not only joining Team Johnson, but she has signed on to be one of his advisers. Ouch Tim! That one might leave a bruise!
So, what is the matter with Carol? Did she take a long walk off a short pier? Is she delusioned. Mistaken? Or has she just found that eight years of Tim was enough. That a new wind is blowing in Minnesota. Change is in the air. Don't think so? Look at what is starting to happen in the St. Paul legislature. Changes, all be them small.
When I have asked some of our representatives whom I trust what is going on in St. Paul this session, the answer is most always the same. They are doing the best they can with a obstructionist Governor. "Give us a true conservative Governor in 2018, and things will really happen!". I totally agree with that. And who is that conservative Governor? I think the record, the ideas, speak for themselves. Jeff Johnson is the change agent we need. If we end up with a purple Republican or Tim Walz as our Governor, we are screwed right into the ground. Minnesota will continue its march towards becoming another California.
One of Jeff's cornerstone philosophies is we can do better. It is indeed possible to do more with less. Ending taxation without representation. Making Minnesota an "open for business" tax friendly state. Having Minnesota be a haven for seniors, rather than driving them out by taxing their Social Security. Looking at every single tax payer funded program in Minnesota. The ones which are redundant, supercilious or just plain useless - sunset them immediately.
If you want a "talker" as Governor, we can find many of those. But if you want a person to get under the hood and fix what ails Minnesota, I think Carol has the right idea. I know for a fact, as clear as a bell, Jeff is the right person at the right time for Minnesota. All we need do is give him our votes.