‘We need to renounce the conspiracy theorists and the truth deniers’


MINOT, N.D. — Recently the NDGOP chairman from a Minot-area district called me to ask if I’d participate in a fundraiser for the Minot Area Republicans.

What he had in mind was a dunking booth. Attendees could make a donation — he suggested $500 — to get three attempts to dunk me in the water. As an inducement for my participation, he offered to make a $10,000 donation to the charity of my choice and provide a microphone so that I could heckle the crowd.

I said no, to the disappointment of some of you, I’m sure.

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