Northwestern Professor Kent Kaiser on blogger Karl Bremer's death: "Good riddance"

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Kaiser (right) wasn't sad to hear about the death of one of Minnesota's best known bloggers.
Yesterday, Karl Bremer, author of Ripple in Stillwater -- winner of City Pages' Best Local Blog 2012 -- died at the age of 60 from complications related to pancreatic cancer.

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As the Pioneer Press put it in the headline of its obit, Bremer was perhaps best known as a "Michele Bachmann nemesis," and one well-known local Republican publicly rejoiced his death.

Here's what Kent Kaiser -- a communications professor at the Christian Northwestern College in Roseville, senior policy fellow with the conservative Center of the American Experiment think tank, and beauty pageant judge (bio here; Twitter account here) -- had to say as news of Bremer's death circulated on Twitter:


As you'd expect, Kaiser's "good riddance" tweet was roundly blasted, including by FOX 9's Tom Lyden: Lyden's latter tweet prompted Robert Allen to point out that "Ironically, [Kaiser is] a professor of crisis communications."

Kaiser later deleted the offensive tweet and offered up an apology:

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