Parry’s statements surprising

Published 10:51 am Monday, November 14, 2011

Letter to the Editor

After reading the article about the campaign stop by Sen. Mike Parry, who has now decided to run for Congress in the 1st District, I could not help but be surprised by this new leaf he has turned over.

The article in this paper said, “Parry made it clear his campaign focus is on creating jobs and growing the economy. Although he didn’t lay out any specifics, he said he will work with all parties to draft legislation that will get Minnesotans back to work.”

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I’m not sure where to begin on this one. In less than two years in the state Senate, Parry has proven to be one of the most partisan members of our legislature, routinely expressing anger towards a governor who bent over backwards to compromise for the good of the state. And now he says he wants to work to create jobs? Neither he, nor his other GOP colleagues, passed a single bill to create jobs in this state!

I certainly hope that Sen. Parry was being sincere in his new-found desire to work with others for the good of our state and nation, but I for one tend to trust a person’s actions more than the campaign promises of someone who simply seems to want a higher-paying job.


Melissa Lindberg, Austin