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    Convention thoughts from Tom Webb

    Monday, September 06, 2004

    Viewer mail II 

    Here is today's installment of convention-related mail from Pioneer Press and Webb Blog readers. From the looks of it, it appears that Sen. Norm Coleman's busy week in NYC prompted the most mail. Here's a sample.

    From Ruth, a native Minnesotan now living in Southern California:
    "I read about Coleman's name dropping and using Dylan's line from a familiar song. It was so disgusting and it is so like him and the GOP to kind of "glom" onto something that they cannot call their own. I also found your comment about finding it comforting that someone living on the east coast as being Minnesota nice - oh, please. There are Minnesotans living everywhere who are MN nice but I think you are leaving out the most important part, most of them are Democrats."

    Rick from Eagan writes:
    "Hi Tom. Maybe Coleman should move back to NY since he loves it so much. ;-)"

    From another reader, Kate in Minneapolis:
    "Oops. Seems one child was left behind...i'm assuming Mary somehow got locked in the closet since she missed the family photo after Grandpa Cheney's pit bull convention values indeed! (thanks for the blog coverage!)"

    Bruce from Oakdale sent in this response to former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson's joking claim that a surveyor error put St. Paul in Minnesota, not Wisconsin, as it should be:
    "So former Wisconsin governor Tommy Thompson wants to relocate the border to the Mississippi River and make St. Paul part of Wisconsin? If it means we'll be free of the Met Council, he's got my vote."

    Also thanks to: old college friends, former Merriam Park neighbors, friends of my sister, old bosses, family members and old friends from Kansas. (Go Paperboys!) It's amazing who you hear from when you start blogging.

    Tom Webb

    Tom Webb is the Washington correspondent for the St. Paul (Minn.) Pioneer Press. He can be reached at

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