Vice President Joe Biden recently taught us that open microphones can catch some entertaining, off-hand comments.
One such catch came today at the State Capitol just before a bill signing ceremony. This time no bleeping was required.
When Gov. Tim Pawlenty entered the reception room, he greeted about a dozen legislators and other dignitaries who were assembled for the event. State Sen. Julianne Ortman, R-Chanhassen, was standing near the podium and the microphone, when she shook hands with the well-traveled governor. Listen
"Welcome back to Minnesota," Ortman said. "It's good to have you here."