>You know, Dave Thune seems like a nice guy, and we’ve all said things that make us wish the earth would open up a special vortex just for us…but…I still have to write about this doozer. Oh my my my.
I guess St. Paul’s sister city is Nagasaki, Japan, ya know, the city that had the second atomic bomb dropped on it at the end of World War II. Since 1955, officials from each city visit the other and exchange gifts and some nice words. Well, some folks from Nagasaki came to St. Paul, and poor Dave Thune committed the ultimate oops. He proclaimed that his daughter was part of a roller derby team called…um, the atomic bombshells. I guess the poor fellow immediately realized the quicksand he had stepped in, and said, “which is kind of interesting.” Interesting? Hmmm. I guess you could say interesting.
To his credit, he made the extra effort to apologize to them all, realizing what he had done. That’s pretty cool. But oh my! He had visited the site of the devastation, and his daughter’s team dressed up in 1940’s era clothes and stood in front of a bomber. It’s not like there wasn’t that connection. But hey, we’ve all said stuff we regret. At least he had the balls to apologize. I wonder how hard it was for the poor sucker to attend the next council meeting.