Didn't catch the riveting St. Paul mayoral debates on KSTP? That's ok. You saved your retinas from the seering impression of Randy Kelly's fish-outta-water routine. Kelly probed Coleman no fewer than six times about how he would pay for his proposed changes to city government. Never mind the fact that Kelly has no feet, shins, knees, or thighs to stand on with the tax issue. They've gone up more than 20 percent under his watch.
The saddest thing about the debate, however, is that Kelly doesn't stand a chance. Latest poll figures have him trailing Coleman by 33 percent. Coleman's still running ads just to make this whole thing look like an election. (And in case you didn't know, St. Paul and Minneapolis elections are Tuesday, Nov. 8. As the saying goes: vote early, vote often.)
So that's why Randy Kelly is our pre-emptive Pickle of the Week. Let the speculation begin as to what he'll do with his post-mayoral life.
(I'm still sticking with my completely unfounded theory that he'll start batting right-handed with the Republicans and end up challenging Betty McCollum for the House of Reps in 2008. Anybody want to run odds on that?)