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Olson vs. Greiling - Round 2

Posted at 8:22 AM on April 23, 2007 by Bob Collins (1 Comments)

KSTP has the video -- you may have heard about it -- when Rep. Mark Olson went off on one of his passionate floor speeches. He took on Rep. Mindy Greiling about a provision in the omnibus health bill for childhood screening for mental health issues. It got turned to anti-depressants in children. See the video here.

On this legislation, Greiling and Olson -- and, hey, Leah Olson, is it asking too much that if you're a news anchor in this city, you at least learn how to pronounce their names? -- go back a ways. I'm still trying to find the video version of it, but Greiling delivered a verbal smackdown to Olson in her committee.

In other news, here's Tom Scheck's weekly preview at the Cap.

Update: Tom reports Sen. LeRoy Stumpf is being treated for a heart condition and will miss the rest of this session.


Comments (1)


RE: Rep. Olson

That does seem strange. It just goes to show that there are "strange" people everywhere. It reminds me of the fiasco of former Rep. Arlon Lindner, and the persecution of gays in Nazi Germany. I guess it could be a bit of a comfort to know there are some in our political bodies. Sometimes it's the "weird" people that get it right. (not in these cases though...)

I'm just glad there aren't any weird people here in the MFL....

Posted by gml4 | April 23, 2007 12:33 PM