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The blog of The Antient and Honourable John Adams Society, Minnesota's Conservative Debating Society www.johnadamssociety.org

Monday, March 27, 2006

Quie Commission on Judicial Elections

Former Governor Al Quie is chairing a citizens' commission of 40 or so credentialed people to reform or perhaps even to get rid of state judicial elections. The Commission is largely responding to Republican Party of Minnesota v. White -- the Wersal case. Their report is due in December of 2006. I, for one, patiently await the results.

I think the best they and others could do is embrace judicial elections and make them as useful as possible. My fear is that they and others will use this as another opportunity to tell the people how stupid "they" are.

On second thought, as populist reformers, we should not patiently wait for the Commission to make their report. Rather, let's go back to our caves and plan the next pitchfork rebellion. Any takers?

You know what they say, "Stupid is as stupid does."

Blogger festivus said...

I'm in. I am so tired of politicians that think 'they' know better. Wersal et. al. did not take this case as far as they did for the sheer purpose of relegating selection of judges to politicians.

10:10 PM, March 27, 2006  
Blogger Air Marshall said...

I am loading magazines as we speak.

10:19 PM, March 27, 2006  
Blogger Lance Rimpi said...

Just one request, Air Marshall, as you load away: Try to fire away from the Sometime Chandler, and next month's guest debater (both Members of the Commission). I am certain that a sternly written E-mail would suffice for each of them.

9:31 PM, March 29, 2006  
Blogger Air Marshall said...

One must always be sure of ones target. I will take your advice to heart.

9:49 PM, March 30, 2006  

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