RIP Sen. Wellstone

Filed under:General — eric @ 3:56 am

Progressive Minnesota Senator Paul Wellstone was killed in plane crash today. Not only does this crash silence one of the best Senators we had (he was fighting a very tight re-election campaign), it also temporarily places the control of the Senate in to Governor Jesse Ventura’s hands.


  1. I don’t know why, but Wellstone’s death hit me really hard. I was thunderstruck! And when I told my coworkers, good liberals all, they just said “Pisser…” and then went back to talking about football.

    Maybe it’s just me…

    Comment by Matt — 10/28/2002 @ 10:36 am

  2. I heard Ventura on the news last night saying he walked out of Wellstone’s memorial because it turned into a political rally. He was saying that he HAD been planning to appoint a dem to fill in for Wellstone, but now he just doesn’t know what he’ll do. He said maybe he’d grab a citizen off the street and appoint them. I swear to god, that man is so childish.

    Comment by Blaise — 10/31/2002 @ 12:13 pm

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