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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Need a will? Have an ex-U.S. Senator do it

I was flipping through my St. Louis Park Sun Sailor (hey, all news is local, right?), when I came across an ad from an attorney seeking business. A big banner on the front of the ad trumpets the fact that I can get a simple will for $100! Wait, something about the face is familiar. Can it be? It is! It's Dean Barkley!

Barkley, of course, ran Jesse Ventura's successful Independence Party gubernatorial campaign in 1998. He was later rewarded with an appointment as the director of the Office of Strategic and Long Range Planning. After Ventura left office, Barkley continued to work in matters political, including chairing the ultimately unsuccessful campaign of Texas Independent gubernatorial hopeful Kinky Friedman in 2006.

Looking at the Sun Sailor ad, I notice in big prominent letters above Barkley's face it refers to him as Senator Dean Barkley. Lest you forget, Barkley became a U.S. Senator for two months or so when Ventura picked him as an interim appointment to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Paul Wellsone.

In any event, the Minnesota Monitor recently reported that Barkley has been approached by DFLers in the 6th District about the possibility of challenging Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann. Barkley reportedly expressed interest if the DFL would support him as an independent candidate. The Monitor also confirms reports that Barkley, whose 23-year marriage ended in divorce last year, has placed his profile on the dating website Match.com.

So, if you need a will -- or are a woman between the ages of 30 and 56 who is smart, funny and likes to be spontaneous and passionate -- give Barkley a call.

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