Jackie was my friend, my mentor and a 'mother' to so many of us," State Sen. Terry Bonoff wrote on Facebook, where Stevenson's death was announced. "When I first thought about running for the state Senate I was told in no uncertain terms, 'Talk to Jackie Stevenson. She will decide if that is a good idea.' I talked to Jackie and she was tough. ... I was a lucky one. I was 'blessed by Jackie.'"An oddly harsh indictment against the recently-deceased, no? Someone ordered me to seek her approval, very much implying such a discussion would be anything but a two-way street. I hope I would have the courage to refuse such a blessing, were it ever to come my way.
Alongside the standard-issue hack+luminary photo Brian Barnes' offers this selfless love-overflow, complete with religious dog whistle:
One of the great thrills of this campaign was receiving the endorsement of Jackie Stevenson. When Jackie decides to help, she’s so much more than just an activist; she’s a mentor, coach, advisor and a dear trusted friend.Imagine the thrill Brian experienced; now that's excitement. What a dear trusted friend.
Today we want to offer our thoughts and prayers to her family and countless friends. She will be missed by all.
Luxuriating of late in her role as DFL MSM reality-conferrer, Lori Sturdevant publishes:
Can that party function without the feminist matriarch of Minnetonka dispensing advice, plotting strategy and mobilizing her feminist forces,Er...yes, without a moment's hesitation.
That ol' Sturdevant treacle:
To the dustbin!