Ag Chair's Foot-in-Mouth Disease

Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture Collin Peterson (D-MN-7) may have picked a bad time to remind constituents in his Republican district that he doesn't consider them well informed. Noting that the he's in good shape this election because the unemployment in his district isn't a huge problem, Peterson said this about those who have sent him to Washington the last twenty years. "If they didn't hear all this negative stuff from the national press, if they would've been isolated from everything the last three to four years, they wouldn't have even known anything was going on," he said. "Nothing's changed."I guess the exploding government deficit isn't supposed to concern his constituents. The comment makes me wonder how well Peterson understands the the notoriously practical and thrifty farmers of Scandinavian and German descent who populate western and northwestern Minnesota.   Nor are they...(Read Full Post)