John Thompson sprang to prominence threatening to burn down Hugo, MN.
He was elected to the Minnesota House with an overwhelming margin of victory.
He was pulled over a month or so back with no license plate and an invalid Minnesota license, but a valid Wisconsin one – he denounced the officer as “Racist” – apparently leading to a trail of investigation pointing to possible fraud and a background of other unsavoriness.
He followed up the episode with a dreadful non-apology apology…
…followed by a few perfunctory demands from the DFL that he resign – which have been followed up with all the alacrity of a Joe Biden foreign policy
And yet he just becomes more prominent:
My theory: Thompson will just become more and more prominent. His early issues, spun into meaninglessness with the active connivance of a metro media machine that serves mostly as a DFL public relations apparatus, will get romanticized – or at least bowdlerized – into more an “origin story” than a record.
By 2025, he will have Ryan Winkler’s job.
By 2030, Ken Martin’s.
John Thompson is the MNDFL’s leading public intellectual.