Rep. Erik Paulsen of Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional District is getting some online love nationwide today for his joke on Instagram and Twitter.
But his idea actually seems like the most workable plan at the moment.
And Darth Vader as speaker would be legal since being a member of Congress isn’t a requirement to be speaker of the house.
(h/t: Paul Tosto, et al.)
About the blogger
Bob Collins retired from Minnesota Public Radio in 2019 after 12 years of writing NewsCut and pointing out to complainants that posts weren’t news stories. A son of Massachusetts, he was a news editor 1992-1998, created the MPR News regional website in 1999, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.