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I have one more thought about Former Minnesota Senate Communications Director Michael Brodkorb’s potential legal claims against the Senate. Specifically related to the potential damages he may recover. At the end of this recent article, Brodkorb’s attorney justifies the half million dollar settlement demand by stating: “His career has been irreparably damaged. He’s having a very difficult time finding new employment.”

Ask yourself this question. Has his career been damaged and is he having difficulty finding a job because he was discriminated against? Or is he experiencing these problems because he held a very public job and his voluntarily affair with the married Senate majority leader became public knowledge? Is it the alleged discrimination or the very public display of his poor decision making skills that has stunted his career?