Sen. Mark Dayton, D-Minn., plans on shutting down his Washington DC office between now and the election in November. According to a Dayton…he is closing his Washington office because of a classified intelligence report that made him fear for the safety of his staff.
1. The term “classified” holds meaning. Sen. Dayton has yet to grasp that fact.
2. Sen. Dayton would serve us all in a more appropriate fashion if he were to shut down his office permanently.
3. Sen. Dayton was the same cordial host who boycotted the Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi's address to the US Congress by stating that he "ought to be over there running his country." Prime Minister Allawi was in the US graciously thanking the American people for their sacrifices in the name of freedom for Iraq, and providing a vision of the future in a country that holds much of the US military and financial interest. Sen. Dayton wasn’t interested.
Here's the CBS Report:
Terror-Fearing Sen. Shuts Office
CBS/AP) Sen. Mark Dayton said Tuesday he is closing his Washington office because of a classified intelligence report that made him fear for the safety of his staff.
Dayton, D-Minn., said the office will be closed while Congress is in recess through Election Day, with his staff working out of his Minnesota office and in Senate space off Capitol Hill.
"I take this step out of extreme, but necessary, precaution to protect the lives and safety of my Senate staff and my Minnesota constituents, who might otherwise be visiting my Senate office in the next three weeks," he said on a call with reporters.
Terror-Fearing Sen. Shuts Office WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2004
Anddddddd....Don Pardo...Tell the good Senator what he's won....