Tom Emmer’s DWIs are back

Tom Emmer’s DWIs are back.  The union-funded Alliance for a Better Minnesota is spending half a million dollars on a new TV ad saying “Emmer sponsored a law to reduce penalties for drunk driving.”  Margaret Everson whose son was killed in a drunk driving accident says “then I read that Tom Emmer was arrested twice himself for drunk driving and this guy wants to be governor?”  Denise Cardinal, Executive Director of the Alliance, told me “I would like to emphasize it’s not that he got DWIs that’s the focus of the ad (though it’s mentioned) but rather that he broke the law twice and THEN tried to lessen penalties for drunk drivers. This is what makes the case for him being unfit to lead.”

Emmer has addressed this issue when his Republican opponent Marty Seifert brought up the 1991 & 1981 DWIs prior to the endorsing convention.   Some thought the move backfired on Seifert.  In April Emmer posted a video response saying “The question is not whether I’ve ever made a mistake.  The question is what do we do with the mistakes we’ve made?  What do we learn from them and what do we do afterwards?  This is why I say in my life God gave me a wake up call.  Thank God it happened when it did.”

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  1. Submitted by scott cantor on 07/28/2010 - 11:26 am.

    “The question is what do we do with the mistakes we’ve made? What do we learn from them and what do we do afterwards?”

    Evidently the answer is “make them again and then try to change the law so they’re not viewed as mistakes”. Note to God: hard liquor is ineffective at waking people up.

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