Left Behind

The DFL plods out of the gate in the governor's race

Three days before Moe's endorsement, the Minnesota Black Political Action Committee held a forum for all gubernatorial candidates at the Urban League in north Minneapolis. One question from the audience was, "How do you plan to involve the hip-hop generation in your administration?" When it was learned that Moe would be the first to answer, the room erupted in laughter at the incongruity. Moe's response only served to further the impression, as he uttered the term "hip hop" as if it were a Martian expression. When the time came for Pentel to speak, he said, "I feel a song coming on" and broke out into a Bulworth-like rap that had the mostly black audience gleefully slapping high fives. Moe should have been Green with envy.

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