"You're admirably persistent," said the smiling Catholic priest to me this morning, as he climbed the stairs. I was holding the "SAME-SEX SAME RIGHTS" shower curtain. I think he's the Senate chaplain.
DFL Senator, Rick Olseen(left), stopped at the top of the stairs to tell me that even though the funding had been removed from the state worker Domestic Partner Benefits bill, which Senator Olseen authored, Pawlenty was still going to veto it. I said to him, "See, it's not the money." He agreed. We agreed that Senator Betzold's move to strip funding from the benefits was a smart move, removing all credibility from the opposition's assertion that the money was the reason for their opposition. They can't use that bullshit again. It's just bald bigotry.