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Governor Dayton Implores Legislators To Stop Screwing Around

Okay, he didn't put it exactly that way. . .he has to be kind of professional and stuff, after all. . .but that's the jist of what he's getting at.

"It's time for leaders of the Legislature to show some leadership," Dayton said. He stressed that if lawmakers are "concerned about providing jobs in the private sector," they should move on the stadium project, because clearing a new stadium site and building a new football home would create thousands of private-sector jobs.

As the article goes on to point out, it isn't that the men and women of the Minnesota legislature aren't interested in jobs, per se. . .it's just that the jobs they seem to be the most interested in protecting are their jobs. Dayton has even accused lawmakers of wanting to delay any potential votes on the situation until after the 2012 election.

Well, if the Minnesota legislature wants to avoid a vote on anything resembling a tough issue, this is certainly the way to go about it. Because if the Vikings leave after the 2011 season concludes, the majority of the men and women that are in the legislature right now won't have to worry about voting on the Vikings' stadium in 2012.

Or voting on anything else, in all likelihood.