As she wept and railed throughout that evening -- at the loss of this incredible, passionate man then seven-year old Stryker put his hands on her belly and predicted: "Mama. Maybe Paul Wellstone will be reborn in our baby's body."
Well. Stryker, that was an effective way to render your mother a complete drippy, helpless emotive wreck. Good job on that one. Please don't replicate the trick any time soon. But she will admit that she looked at her burgeoning belly with a little more depth and hope, after that. What if? (report from the field: Merrick is probably not Wellstone, reincarnated, nor can he read or recognize all of his numbers but he can STILL make the trip down a huge flight of stairs on his belly, wearing footie pajamas).
As if losing Wellstone wasn't trauma enough, an ill-advised funeral turned rally flipped the state's pace and the Matron's next senator was this man.
The Matron is clearly the kind of woman who holds on tight to Tragedy and Injustice, both of which operated in the death of Wellstone and the election of Norm Coleman. While the Matron's political tread is generally a light one (she honestly believes that discussion, dissent, conflict and disagreement are good if well done), in this arena she continues to kick and scream!
Imagine her discontent at the current moment. Waiting for Norm to exit the stage. While the feminist Matron will never truly care for Franken, (she's sorry but there is no such thing as a joke about rape), she is ferverently waiting the end of the Coleman era.
Why? Besides the fact that she disagrees with Coleman on 99.9% of the major issues or that Coleman's victory was only at the expense of another man's life?
Because she continues to be haunted by this article, penned by this man.
If the assessment is true (and she's sort of a taker in that direction), he can't be definitively booted, any faster.
Let's put down the toys and go home, boys. An entire nation nodded and succumbed when the Supreme Court swung and picked our President. Let's obey those same set of rules and end this without appeal.