Just when one-party domination looked safe again in Minnesota, the St. Paul scandal that dare not speak its name has reared its ugly head. And it involves a veritable who’s who of Democratic icons apparently accustomed to manipulating the legal system for political gain.
The nomination of civil-rights attorney Thomas Perez for labor secretary has raised more than a few eyebrows in the nation’s capital. Perez, who perfected the art of filing lawsuits using “disparate impact” analysis in his post as assistant attorney general at the Justice Department, has been busy explaining a particularly unctuous quid pro quo with the city of St. Paul.
Just this week, U.S. Senate Democrats were forced to postpone a confirmation vote in the Health, Education and Labor Committee. Continue reading