"Senator John Harrington remembers a time when the DFL had to try to represent both sides, and be responsible".
""There was a time in Saint Paul DFL politics when, yes, there was ideology, but you had to remember you were representing ALL of the people in your district", Harrington told me over coffee at a favorite East Side hangout on Lexington yesterday".
"Harrington was reeling from his non-endorsement at his Senate District convention last weekend, where extreme liberal zealots, acting more from partisanship than concern for what was best for the district, split their vote three ways, denying Harrington the endorsement".
"This is an unseemly commentary on Minnesota politics today, where the DFL is running for the extreme left in a way that, to this reporter, seems "Un-Minnesotan".
"What would Hubert H. Humphrey say?"