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The “Mike Brodkorb Bill”: Curbs Politicking On State Of Minnesota’s Dime

Posted by Phoenix Woman on July 20, 2011

Former “independent blogger” Michael Brodkorb wears two hats: he is the Deputy Chair of the Republican Party of Minnesota, and he is an employee of the Minnesota State Legislature as the Republican Senate caucus’ communications director, and puppeteer of executive assistant to Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch.

He has trouble keeping those two roles separate — in fact, one might think, judging from his actions, that he really doesn’t even try to keep the two roles separate. Witness his series of Tweets last night, of which this is a typical example:

This immediately attracted the notice of various other Twitterers who were online at time, and who were eager to inform him of the error of his ways, as shown here:

Fortunately for Mr. Brodkorb, some helpful legislators introduced a bill yesterday that, if adopted, would end his confusion permanently — by making him choose which job he’d rather keep:

Winkler; Greiling; Hansen; Melin; Murphy, E.; Gauthier and Davnie introduced:

H. F. No. 16, A bill for an act relating to state government; prohibiting officers of major political parties from being employed by the legislature; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 3.07.

The bill was read for the first time.

Of course, the Republicans controlling both houses of the state legislature won’t approve of this. They need Brodkorb to tell them how to blow their noses.

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