First-term Sen. Gretchen Hoffman (R-Vergas) was redistricted with into the same district with Bill Ingebrigtsen (R-Alexandria). She’s decided not to run against Ingebrigtsen. Does that mean we’re rid of her rude and ignorant wackiness? Nope. She declared today that she will challenge Collin Peterson (DFL?) for the MN-07 seat (western and northwestern Minnesota).
Who you might ask is Gretchen Hoffman?
Here is a classic tweet that represents everything you need to know about Gretchen Hoffman:
#Sen Goodwin just called people with mental illness- idiots and imbeciles- while debating HHS bill #offensive #mndfl #mnsrc #mnleg
Thu May 19 2011
She deleted that tweet, but why would she do such a thing? Because here’s what Sen. Barb Goodwin (DFL-Columbia Heights) actually said:
This is how far we’ve come: state institutions used to be, they were called, um, ‘institutions for idiots, imbiciles, and the insane.’ And that’s what it said, right on the hospital.
You can understand why Hoffman would delete that tweet. Its incriminating and embarrassing.
“I am certainly sorry for my own misunderstanding of what you said and how I subsequently handled it.”
But that’s just the beginning …