Here’s a blast from the past: Keith Ellison, in an interview on KFAI (a little community station that serves as the drum-pounding id of the loony liberal West Bank, and for which I was a news guy for a while in the early ’90s) exhibits that reach-across-the-aisle comity that Lori Sturdevant is always demanding (from Republicans), repeatedly calls MNGOP Deputy Chair (at the time, Secretary) Chris Fields a…
…well, let’s take a look (with some emphasis added):
Ellison: “You’re real stupid for bringing up your domestic violence allegations. I wasn’t gonna say a thing about it. I wasn’t gonna mention it.”
Fields: “You know, if you want to talk about divorce —”
Ellison: “I don’t want to talk about it.”
Fields: “—talk about your own. Talk about the fact—”
Ellison: “You are a scumbag.”
Fields: “—that you only pay $500 for child support. Talk about that. You used that money to hurt my ex-wife, who I still love.”
Ellison: “You are a low-life scumbag. You are a low-life scumbag.”
Fields: “I did not spend money to look into my divorce. You did.”
Ellison: “You are a gutter-dweller, and you’re an idiot for bringing up your domestic violence charges.”
Fields: “There was never any.”
This is the DFL in action.
Hear the whole thing here. And if you live in CD5, bring a friend to vote for Doug Daggett.
CORRECTION: I thought it seemed familiar. The story is two years old. Blah. I think I may have even written about it back then – to try to get people to vote for Chris Fields, who was running against the peevish Ellison back then.
The story is old. The sentiment – get rid of Ellison – is timeless.