Our astute reader and fellow

Our astute reader and fellow Star Tribune watcher Gary Larson captures the bullying thuggishness of the editorial voice of Minnesota’s dominant newspaper in a piece posted on America’s Voices: “Liberal orthodoxy fails in flyover land.” Larson keys his analysis to the Strib’s endorsement of Walter Mondale over Norm Coleman this past November. I’m still trying to figure out how the paper’s editorial board decided to throw its weight behind Minnesota’s stultifying third-party candidate Tim Penny just as he was sinking like a stone to finish barely ahead of the comedic Green Party candidate in the race that brought us Minnesota’s Republican Governor Tim Pawlenty.