A Sweet Gift, But No Change By Michael McIntee | February 11, 2011 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on MN House Subscribe to MN House Follow this author Senator Terri Bonoff and Representative Paul Thissen Can Valentine’s Day candy change a politician’s mind? Nope. Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Zellers ( R) offers Senate Assistant Minority Leader Terri Bonoff (DFL) some Valentines Day candy from his mother. “Oh what a good mom” Bonoff exclaims. Minority Leader Paul Thissen (DFL) notes that the sweet gift from the opposition will not change what he is about to say about the Republican backed budget bill that was just vetoed. Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.