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There are 48 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Mar 17, 2011, titled Southern Minnesota / Some small rivers get flood notices. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

A state lawmaker has admitted to violating his probation from a prior drunken-driving conviction by drinking and driving Wednesday night, but he appears poised to avoid the possible jail time that could have resulted.

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Jamal

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Mar 17, 2011
How appropriate that Buesgens was Emmer's campaign manager. Both of them are drunks who try to get away with it because they are in state govt. What an enbarrassment they are not only to the Republican Party but to the honest citizens of Minnesota. Wait until you see what Rep. Myhra and Sen. Hall do to the people in Burnsville. One is a fat cow and the other an empty suit. Both supported Emmer and Buesgens and approved of their drinking. All hypocrites.

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#2 Mar 17, 2011
Whenever something like this happens the topix title always seems to change from the original article title...hmmm.
biased PP

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Mar 17, 2011
Dave Orrick, where's the headline that Rep. Buesgens is a convicted drunkard and soon to be homeless politician??? And this didn't even make the front page? Your bias reporting needs to be consistent (with your previous reporting on similar if not nearly as sensational as this story)!
Dog_Eat_Dog

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Mar 18, 2011
I thought the GOP were such law abiding chritians???
SeaShark

Eden Prairie, MN

#5 Mar 18, 2011
There is no way in the world that a convicted stinking drunk driver should be sitting in the Legislature writing and helping pass laws that the rest of us are obligated to obey, especially after he deliberately chooses to violate the terms of his probation. The judge handling Rep. Mark "Train Wreck" Buesgens' case should revoke probation and order him to serve his complete prison sentence, because despite the contrite sound bytes Buesgens clearly hasn't gotten the message that he must not consume alcoholic beverages.

Buesgens wasn't drunk this time, but the judge shouldn't give him a "next time" opportunity to potentially drive drunk and possibly injure or kill innocent victims. Buesgens can get substance abuse treatment in prison, but he shouldn't wait for the judge's probation revocation ruling to resign from the Legislature immediately and check himself into rehab.
Jeepneasy

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Mar 18, 2011
Another typical political hypocrite.
If I, or you, had done exactly as he has done, we would be trying to make bail.
True true

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Mar 18, 2011
Jeepneasy wrote:
Another typical political hypocrite.
If I, or you, had done exactly as he has done, we would be trying to make bail.
And be all over the front page with the headline: "Buesgen's Problems: Drinking and Homeless".

The bias and racist local media will NEVER do that to a White Republican lawmaker, no way. It just wouldn't be right.
reality

United States

#8 Mar 18, 2011
Big Deal!! The man had a drink and the courage to admit it.

Since: Aug 10

Shakopee

#9 Mar 18, 2011
When he pleaded guilty to DWI in November, it was Mark Buesgens, the man, who was given a second chance.

This time, it's Mark Buesgens, the state representative, and it's time for him to resign.
Billy Bollocks

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Mar 18, 2011
Mark Buesgens, Scott County's Otis Campbell. Probably has his own keys to the jail....
marry

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Mar 18, 2011
who the he l l cares?
jw in the grove

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Mar 18, 2011
.0008 you could blow something higher by taking cold medicine.
Felons for Franken

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Mar 18, 2011
Senate president arrested on DWI charge

http://www.startribune.com/587/story/1200140....


...and that was not his first time.


and we citizens wonder IF there's a double standard.one for the citizens and one for the lawmakers. I wish they could get fired for doing stuff like this.

It appears Minnesota has become a sanctuary state for drunken legislators. Maybe we need to deport some.

Oh wait, nevermind, St.Paul is a 'sanctuary city'.
Tooner

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Mar 18, 2011
It's Okay to violate probation. As long as you admit it after being caught!
Al Bundy

Minneapolis, MN

#15 Mar 18, 2011
From the party who brought us 'Personal Responsibility'. For his next act, he'll unveil his magic with personal taxes and undocumented workers.
recount

Saint Paul, MN

#17 Mar 18, 2011
Violated probation, go to jail...
Citizen

Minneapolis, MN

#18 Mar 18, 2011
Another GOP loser. Just call him Booze-gens.
Jackpine savage

Gilbert, AZ

#19 Mar 18, 2011
Buesgens was overwhelmingly re-elected late fall after the DWI arrest, which happened after he was leaving an Emmer campaign strategy meeting. People of Scott Co clearly do not care about law violations, his personal bankrupcy issues, and his abrasive nature. Plant corn.....get corn ! Waiting for the other rep, religious book publisher from Shakopee, to jump in to defend him.
What the

Manchester, CT

#20 Mar 18, 2011
It shows that Minnesota is a police state if this much attention is give to someone with .008. If this is all cops have to do maybe we need less of them and save the state some money.
Framed

Saint Paul, MN

#22 Mar 18, 2011
So someone sees you on the road, knows where you live, and calls you in as a suspected drunk driver at 0.008? Sounds like the DFL has their hitmen tailing GOP lawmakers.

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