Date: February 19, 2004
Subject: R-E-S-P-E-C-T

In this morning's "House DFLers take off gloves in battle over Yecke," the Strib's Conrad deFiebre reported that House minority leader Rep. Matt Entenza (DFL-St. Paul) finds calling someone's agenda "socialist-leaning" is "disrespectful." In the same article, Entenza is quoted saying that Commissioner Yecke "is on the fringes rather than in the mainstream...It's time for her to pack her bags and go back to Washington, D.C., where she belongs." I guess that "respect" is in the eyes of the beholder.