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  •  Jesse plugged for the Light Rail (4+ / 0-)
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    vivacia, LBK, bree, greenearth

    Jesse called on both sides to take the steps necessary to balance the budget now or it would cost twice as much to do it 2 yrs later. They ignored him and two yrs later the govt. was shutting down. Jesse even shut down the governors mansion and stayed at home. He was criticized for it.

    •  He never seemed that bad to me. (1+ / 0-)
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      greenearth

      I think a lot of Minnesotans were horrified that a WRESTLER was elected.

      The light rail concept was being bandied about when we arrived in '81... it took 'em, what, almost 20 years to get it rolling?

      I left just after the Mall of America was built. To see it built where my beloved Met stadium had once stood - travesty.

      •  They were afraid of a politician (0+ / 0-)

        who actually spoke his mind instead of pandering to his audience. Leveling the Met to build the MOA is a travesty. It was an excellent location for a stadium.

      •  Jesse was simply an ass (0+ / 0-)

        and thats why so many of us were horrified. Don't forget he was elected as a mayor before...
        It was when he dubbed the press 'jackels', publicized his romps with prostitutes and all the other stunts that he got a bit ripe.

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