Paul Thissen does Prince


Paul Thissen, the man people call the smartest lawmaker in Minnesota, was at another one of his endless campaign shindigs for Governor last week. This one called for a karaoke. As the child of the MPLS Sound, Thissen blasted out a rendition of "1999" with help from his wife, Karen. Who knew lawyers had such pipes?

The only thing missing from all this was a purple motorcycle. But even The Kid would be proud of the effort. And Thissen's change to falsetto at one point during the tune even surprised his wife.

Behold, something better than bathing in the waters of Lake Minnetonka: