June 1, 2005Deeply disappointed
After all these years we finally know who Deep Throat is, and I for one am a little disappointed. When the news broke Tuesday that Vanity Fair had actually once and for all found the Washington Post's anonymous source on the Watergate story, much of the newsroom here at MPR (especially Kerri Miller, who loves a big story) was excited about the mystery finally being solved. I found myself hoping for more. I can't exactly put my finger on it. Maybe it has to do with so little being secret anymore. I had thought he would go to his grave without being outed. Now all the fun is gone. Mark Felt. It was Mark Felt. There you go. Move on to the next story.
There's still not much happening at the Capitol. Can the big story really be that Gov. Pawlenty vetoed the bill creating a state poet laureate? The Star Tribune thinks so. It put it on the front page:
In a veto message signed Friday and announced Tuesday, however, Pawlenty said he saw no need for such a position.
Geez, now even the poetry bill is tied to no new taxes. Ouch.
Former DFL Congressman Joseph Karth has died. This is from the obit in the Pioneer Press:
Karth was born in New Brighton in 1921 and studied at the University of Nebraska School of Engineering before leaving to join the Army. After serving in Europe during World War II, Karth returned to Minnesota to work at 3M, in the St. Paul company's tape department.
Gov. Pawlenty is travelling the state today to try to build some support for his education spending plan. DFL Sen. Steve Kelley will officially announce he's running for Pawlenty's job. We'll have more on both throughout the day on the radio and here tomorrow.