I have a couple of predictions for you.
Prediction 1: Polled To Death – Take this to the bank: sometime before July 1, the Strib will run another “Minnesota Poll” in re the shutdown.
The poll’s headlines will be within one rhetorical standard deviation of “65% of Minnesotans Favor Compromise On Budget Impasse”.
The crosstabs, carefully buried, will show that DFLers are oversampled by 50%; those trying to investigate the faint whiff of metrocentrism in the polling will be frustrated by the absolute lack of crosstabs showing geography.
Prediction 2: Dead Silence – Despite the avalanche of evidence coming out of the state bureaucracy that Dayton is not only pushing for the shutdown, but actively trying to make it “hurt” as much as possible, there will be not one word on the subject from the Strib, WCCO, the PiPress, the KARE Bears (whose John Cronan is rapidly shaping up to be an Esme Murphy-grade stealth-DFL propagandist), or MPR.
Place your bets.
Or make your own predictions, in the comment section.