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Norm Coleman put out this puff piece campaign ad reminding Minnesotans that he brought hockey back to the state:



Coleman may be trying to get the hockey vote in Minnesota, but he really ought to tell one of his right wing water carriers, King Banaian, to stop trying to get rid of hockey in St. Cloud. Banaian recently wrote a piece belittling the need for an expansion of the National Hockey Center. While questioning the need for the facility, he even takes a swipe at the notion of Minnesota as the "State of Hockey".

There's a case to be made for the uniqueness of college hockey in Minnesota (the state of hockey! we're told) but I don't believe it.

Is King Banaian so out of touch with the state of Minnesota that he would deny the prevalence of hockey in the state? Never mind the legacy of Minnesota and the U.S. Hockey Team. Never mind the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame or Hockey Town, USA. Apparently it is King Banaian who has nominated himself the expert of all things Minnesotan.

As Coleman tries to cozy up to hockey lovers in the state of Minnesota (believe me, I know people who will be swayed by the idea that Coleman brought back hockey) there are those on his side of the ideological spectrum who are not only trying to stop the expansion of hockey in Minnesota but are also questioning whether or not the sport even holds a special place in the hearts of Minnesotans. My advice to Mr. Banaian, please keep questioning the traditions of the state because it really will help your candidate and his image. I PROMISE! Perhaps next you could question the importance of agriculture and mining to the state.
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4 responses to "Coleman Brings The Hockey & Banaian Belittles It..."

  1. Gary Gross On July 18, 2008 at 6:05 PM

    Is King Banaian so out of touch with the state of Minnesota that he would deny the prevalence of hockey in the state.

    Shouldn't that read like this:

    Is King Banaian so out of touch with the state of Minnesota that he would deny the prevalence of hockey in the state?

    You've delighted in criticizing Josh Behling about spelling, etc. Turnaround is fair play, right?

     
  2. King On July 18, 2008 at 9:16 PM

    Senator Coleman doesn't ask my advice on advertisements, or on public spending. I think arena projects are a poor use of public dollars, regardless if it's hockey, baseball (yes, Governor Pawlenty, I'm talking to you) or, say, $750k for an Upsala regional center. I guess I'm not such a good "water carrier", except when it comes to sound economic analysis.

    I will vote for the guy who wasted money on a hockey arena over the pornographer. How about you?

     
  3. Political Muse On July 20, 2008 at 8:00 PM

    "You've delighted in criticizing Josh Behling about spelling, etc. Turnaround is fair play, right?"

    Absolutely! Turnabout is fair play.

    :)

     
  4. Political Muse On July 20, 2008 at 8:03 PM

    I will vote for the guy who wasted money on a hockey arena over the pornographer. How about you?

    Now he is a pornographer? Oh, the hyperbole!

    I have been critical of Franken and have publicly said I don't know that I can vote for him but you certainly are making it an easier decision.