Twitter can be a fantastic way for celebrities, athletes, and politicians–like Minn. State Rep Pat Garofalo–to connect or disconnect with the public.
Sunday afternoon Garofalo sent out a tweet that ensured that his political career would have a hard time extending beyond state representative–at least among NBA fans:
Let’s be honest, 70% of teams in NBA could fold tomorrow + nobody would notice a difference w/ possible exception of increase in streetcrime
— Rep. Pat Garofalo (@PatGarofalo) March 9, 2014
As shocking as that statement is it actually runs right in line with some of the off-the-wall things that he has said or attempted to do while in office. Last October he objected to a provision being included in the lease for the new Vikings stadium that banned gun sales in the new stadium.
Let that soak in a little bit. In a day and age where there is at least one video posted online of people fighting in an NFL stadium or parking lot every week; one where people have been shot or stabbed at game already and he wants to make it easier for that to happen?
What may be even more surprising is his background and the fact that he’s been reelected numerous times. He first entered the Minnesota House in 2004 and has been reelected every two years since. He has worked extensively in education throughout his career, and received a degree in law enforcement from Mankato State University.
So from his background you would think he would know better than to say some of the things that he has, but apparently not. Yet the people have still reelected him multiple times.[H/T SportsGrid]