Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
I’m impressed: 4 for 4, actually doing his job. Give credit where due.
Shooting victims: he offers prayers, which is about all anybody can realistically do without making things worse with ill-considered bans.
Deficit: working on it. I disagree with his proposal, but at least he’s working on it. Good for him.
Farm Bill: stupid policy but it does affect interstate commerce so yes, it is his job. Good for him.
Asian carp: they migrate on federally regulated waters (Mississippi) so yes, it is his job. Good for him.
Congratulations to Senator Franken. He’s doing his job. I disagree with HOW he’s doing it, but he is doing it.
Under the terms of his hiring agreement, he’s doing what he was sent to DC to do.
But I’m still thinking his performance review in 2014 needs to point toward a career change.