Legendary local anchor emeritus Steve Hemmingsen will host "First Monday" tonight on KELO at 6:30. Steve Hildebrand, Senator Daschle's campaign manager, will be a guest with Daschle's defeat a topic for discussion. This should be good.
Information from: Hemmingsen's latest contribution, in which he echoes the latest local Democratic talking point by "worrying" that John Thune, who has not yet taken office, has lost his influence with President Bush. Give it a rest, guys. By the time Thune stands for re-election, there will be a different occupant in the White House, and the political landscape will have dramatically changed. If the Dems want to talk about clout in six years, I'm certain Thune will be glad to have that conversation, and I'm equally certain the Dems will not want to have that conversation.