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Archive for March 8th, 2011

Don’t let the bluegrass grow under your feet

Posted by Charles II on March 8, 2011

Via Jude of First Draft, who also interviewed Samuel Wurzelbacher, aka Joe Plumber

Also, via Avedon, a song by Kurt Griesemer on Wisconsin:

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TCF Coopers Cast Off The Last Sutton

Posted by Phoenix Woman on March 8, 2011

It’s been confirmed: Less than two months after her husband Tony’s severing of his Baja Sol ties became public knowledge, Bridget (Cronin) Sutton is also no longer with the company.

Sally Jo Sorensen has the scoop over at Bluestem Prairie — and she also has this thumbnail history of the Suttons’ involvement with Baja Sol and its popularity with Minnesota conservatives and Republicans:

Sutton and her husband, Republican Party of Minnesota Chair Tony Sutton, first entered the  faux Mexican fast casual restaurant business in 2004, when they opened a Tortilla Grill in downtown Minneapolis; by 2006, they purchased the chain with TCF powerhouse and former Republican Chair Bill Cooper, with aggressive plans to expand the chain. The enterprise drew other high-powered Republican money-men, including former chair Ron Carey.  One listing for a Baja Sol Cantina franchise at the Minnesota Secretary of State’s office lists the same address as the Wigley Family Foundation, (aka Michael Wigley, founder of the Minnesota Taxpayers League).

These plans failed, and the chain is down to 11 Tortilla Grills in Minnesota, after restaurants in Illinois and Ohio closed, and the sit-down cantina restaurants were shuttered last year. 

Yowza.

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