Swift kick on the way out

Time magazine lists Mark Dayton as one of the five worst senators

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Touted as "those who make a difference in the U.S. Senate--and five Senators who are falling short," Time magazine last Friday released their list of America's ten best senators and their five worst, the latter list including outgoing Minnesota Senator Mark Dayton. Time chided Dayton for his October 2004 office closing, citing an unspecified terrorist threat, as well as his disregard for the entire state of South Dakota. Dayton declared Rochester's Mayo Clinic "worth a hell of a lot more than the whole state" when a SoDak company attempted to expand its railroads into Rochester, sending dozens of trains passing by the clinic each day.

 

Dayton, whom Time labeled "The Blunderer," was joined on the Worst List by Daniel Akaka (D-HI), Wayne Allard (R-CO), Jim Bunning (R-KY), and Conrad Burns (R-MT).

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