Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Victory Is in the Eye of the Beholder

As shown below, the list of potential DFL stage mates for John F. Kerry during his future rallies in Minnesota is extremely limited. But the analysis by our reader Richard forgets one other possibility. Because what could be more electrifying for the Democratic faithful than seeing this.

That's right, it's St. Paul City Councilman Jay Benanav, raising the roof as only he can. The slump shouldered, half awake, limp windmilling arms of victory that spell electoral magic in St. Paul's 4th Ward.

What's really funny is that this picture is lifted off of Benanav's official campaign site, which means we're all to believe this is an accurate portrayal of his winning ways. Upon further review, the original picture was taken by the Star Tribune and reused here by MPR (scroll down) on election night 2001. It's a picture of Jay Benanav declaring victory in the mayoral race. Which he lost to Randy Kelly. Maybe not the kind of karma Kerry is looking for after all.

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