Ignore for a moment that Keith Ellison was a member of an antisemitic hate group, that the Strib is in the bag for his campaign, or that he has a fairly self-indulgent sense of ethics.
Why would one not vote for him?
Reason number one, of course, is the reason so many on the left like him; "he's the most progressive candidate out there", where "progressive" equals regression to the thirties.
But, as Swiftee notes, his legislative record needs some examining. For example, in the past session, Ellison:
...authored a bill that would decriminalize making false reports of police brutality. He authored a bill that would make it easier for people to attack the police due to diminished legal consequence. I betting that the Bloods & Crips really appreciated Keith's attention to their issues.Read the whole thing. Posted by Mitch at October 27, 2006 06:43 AM | TrackBack
SEE HF 2951 False information relating to police misconduct criminal provision repealed.