Minnesota Republican Party spokesperson Mark Drake uses the words “polite” and “courteous” repeatedly to describe the party’s video “trackers” who are recording nearly every move of DFL candidate for Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton. Dayton called a news conference to play back video that showed the trackers blocking the public’s access to him at a recent campaign appearance.
Drake tried to interrupt the news conference to respond, but Dayton told him to wait until the news conference had ended.
In the hallway outside the news conference, Drake does his best to make sure the words “polite” and “courteous” appear in any soundbyte that is used of his response and does his best to avoid any other specifics about his tracker’s actions.
Drake also twittered during Dayton’s news conference: “How can you be gov if you can’t handle trackers”
As you’ll see at the end of the video, Drake himself has trouble with cameras, not with trackers, but with handling a simple question from the press asking for his name.