Keith Ellison is One of a Kind
By Andrew Richter
Even though my heart is still in Crystal, one of the best things about moving to Champlin is that Keith Ellison is no longer my congressman! It’s still comical to watch him work, though, as the city councils of Robbinsdale, Crystal, and New Hope recently got an email from him;
Please be in touch with Elyse Johnson, my scheduler, to coordinate a meeting (email@example.com). I have limited availability during the evenings when I am back in Minnesota, so if possible, I would appreciate flexibility in trying to schedule a meeting in the morning or over lunch.
Congressman Keith Ellison
Now, folks, the line that strikes me is how the congressman claims to have “limited availability.” He has to know that being on city council is a part-time job and these people have jobs and families. There’s no time where everyone can make it of course, but you’d think he’d recognize that we all aren’t government leeches like him.
Then again, I got to thinking; what’s he doing in the evening that’s so important? Then I found it; He wants to attend Democratic fundraisers with a city council candidate;
So Congressman Ellison has “limited time” to meet with the councils, but plenty of time to meet with partisan candidates especially Therese Kiser running in Crystal Section 1.
Kiser seems to be channeling her inner ReNae Bowman. She’s clearly a partisan bragging about attending DFL fundraisers yet on her website she boasts a JFK quote;
“Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer.”
Being partisan won’t help Ms. Kiser as it didn’t help anyone in 2014 and these city councils should become too busy to meet with Congressman Ellison.