03 December 2003

they'll say anything

tim pawlenty, muddleheaded republican governor of minnesota, has decided to use the disappearance of dru sjodin in grand forks as a lever with which to propel reinstatement of the death penalty in minnesota.

it's entirely possible that something awful happened to her -- this girl who is the same age as me, and was standing in a mall entrance i stood in probably hundreds of times -- though no one knows that yet. she is still missing.

it's already a tragedy. why make it that much more barbaric and crass?