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Letter to the editor: Governor’s ‘discoveries’ come a little late

The media likes to give out “awards” at the end of the year to public figures and celebrities. I always find these awards entertaining. I have an award that I’d like to give out. I call the award the “John Madden Award for Most Obvious Observation,” in honor of the legendary football sportscaster who had a knack for explaining what football fans already knew.

My winner for this award? Gov. Jack Dalrymple, R-N.D., who has just discovered that property taxes in North Dakota are too high.

Good for you, governor! You’ve only had three years as governor and another 10 years as lieutenant governor to discover this. What are you going to discover next? That this last legislative session was a colossal waste of time and taxpayer money? That there are oil spills in western North Dakota? That crime is going up? That the Minnesota Vikings are having a terrible year?

Whatever you discover next, governor, I’m sure we can count on you to spend taxpayer dollars on another task force to look into it.