UPDATE: The contest now has a prize.
The winner of this contest gets a $150 gift certificate at the St. Paul Grill. So you can eat – for a night, anyway – like the DFL plutocrats who rule you!
Gift certificate courtesy the sponsorship of…
… Well, I can’t actually say. They want to remain anonymous. I can neither confirm nor deny that it’s the Koch brothers. I can also neither confirm nor deny that is Grover Norquist.
RULES UPDATE: When the prize was nothing but bragging rights, I wasn’t going to fuss too much about duplicate entries.
However, now that there’s an actual prize, I will allow people with duplicate entries to make one change to their submission.
Now, if you’ve followed Minnesota politics this past four years, you know that Mark Dayton has been “Governor” is the same sense that Danny Bonaduce was the “bassist” for the Partridge Family. He’s been a marionette, a flapping jaw revealing the will of the special interests who installed him in office.
And his health is not at all good.
And once he cut the crap and made it official by bringing Tina Flint Smith on as his running mate (putting Yvonne something or other out to pasture), the plan’s been pretty much common knowledge: “Governor” Dayton is going to resign and turn the office over to Tina “The Butcher” Flint Smith.
The only real question is when.
And that calls for a pool.
The Pool: Pick the date that Mark Dayton resigns from office. Whoever is closest wins, and earns – I dunno, a drink from me when we have another get-together.
Closest – before or after the actual retirement, counted in calendar days – wins.
Leave your predictions in the comment section, in the form of a date and year.
Example: July 1, 2015 (that’s my prediction, BTW). I’ll make sure this thread gets saved for the long haul – not that I (obviously) think we’ll need to save it for that long…
The deadline will be the beginning of the next session.