There’s Still Hope for Minnesota

When looking at the Minnesota government’s rules and policies one is often left with a feeling of hopelessness. Fortunately, this is a weird state politically and from time to time hope arises:

Say hello to Mayor Robert ‘‘Bobby’’ Tufts. He’s 4 years old and not even in school yet.

Bobby was only 3 when he won election last year as mayor of Dorset (population 22 to 28, depending on whether the minister and his family are in town). Dorset, which bills itself as the Restaurant Capital of the World, has no formal city government.

If you’re going to have a mayor you should elect one that is harmless. Some cities have accomplished that by electing a cat while other, such as Dorset, have done so by electing a small child. I hope other cities can learn from their example. In fact, now that I think about it, there is a Minneapolis mayoral election coming up.