In the first few days after the election, the Republican Party of Minnesota, or RPM for short, had a little “good cop, bad cop” game going. Tony Sutton took for himself the role of Bad Cop, whereas gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer was cast as the Good Cop. But lately the Good Cop’s hood has fallen back to reveal a not-so-good face.
Being the Good Cop meant promising not to sue or contest the election further if he lost the recount, and letting Tony Sutton be the one to rant and rave and attack elections officials. But in the past week, the Emmer team has pulled back the hood a touch: