Thursday, February 5, 2009


Yesterday, Amy Klobuchar, formerly the junior senator from Minnesota, now the senator from Minnesota, addressed one of those Washington dinners where the politicians are expected to make humorous remarks. According to this report by Politico, she was quite a hit.

I'm not all that familiar with the senator. I left Minnesota in 1982, long before she became a public figure. But I knew of her father, Jim, a long-time newspaper columnist in Minneapolis, known for his dry wit. Apparently, it's in the genes.

Some of her fellow Democrats are talking about her as a rising star in her party. These days when, as David Letterman says, the road to higher office runs through his guest chair, her sense of humor is an asset.

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