Governor Tim Walz may not “do drama” but his dramatics in attempting to avoid the accountability that comes with his office guarantee more of it. The Duluth News Tribune issued a blistering editorial ripping Walz for his cavalier attitude toward the meltdown at the state’s biggest agency while ducking responsibility.
The editorial board was in no mood to let the Walz administration off the hook on the turmoil at the agency which controls one-third of the nearly $48 billion state budget.
Then the paper made it personal, chiding Walz for thinking he could avoid taking ownership of the unfolding political mess.
The News Tribune listed several other worrisome instances of Walz evading transparency in his first few months on the job.
But readers of American Experiment’s Thinking Minnesota magazine already know Walz said one thing in the campaign before doing quite another once in the governor’s mansion. The title of our cover story says it all: “A Tale of Two Tims.”
The facts behind the turnover at the top of the state’s biggest agency will eventually come out. But unless Walz lets Minnesotans know what’s really going on, his credibility hangs in the balance.