Partisan service

I am absolutely outraged at the shameless partisan nature of Sen. Paul Wellstone’s memorial service. At one point in the service, speaker Rick Kahn called specifically on Senate Republicans for one day to look past politics and to help win the election for Wellstone’s legacy.

Wellstone was a man of principles and ideals and would not have stood for his campaign trying to capitalize off his death in this callous manner.

He would have wanted people to vote their conscience for whomever they believed in and would not have wanted votes out of sorrow, pity and grief.

Peter Odgren, junior, political science