While assembling our judicial election website, I noticed that several challengers are running because of their distaste for the governor's selection process. For these folks, yesterday's news must've been particularly bitter.
To fill two vacancies in the 4th Judicial District, the Commission on Judicial Selection named Gov. Tim Pawlenty's own counsel, Karen A. Janisch, as one of four finalists.
Kinda makes you wonder why someone would bother spending all that time and money on a campaign — and on another level — why we bother with judicial elections in the first place.