Fire Kersten: You can help rid the Strib of its conservative columnist

Katherine Kersten may have just made a career-ending mistake: She linked to an online petition calling for her firing.

... I’ve made an enemy at the highest reaches of state government, and she’s calling for my head.

Rep. Mindy Greiling is Chair of the House K-12 Finance Committee. In a dither over my columns [here and here] about one of her favorite schools, she wrote a letter published in the on-line Star Tribune and demanded that the paper give me a pink slip. ...

The smug, self-satisfied scold continues:

Oh well, all in a day’s work. But now, I see with horror that Greiling’s letter seems to have ignited a public campaign for my ouster! An online petition drive is now demanding that I be fired. Folks have signed in droves — from Illinois, Pennsylvania and New Jersey across the globe to Turkey, where “Can Atik” signed. Dozens of Minnesotans, including Coleen Rowley, have added their monikers.

Said petition can be found here. It currently has 183 signatures. We urge all of you to take the time to make your voice heard on this important issue.

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