It’s been sad here at the Peak offices. It’s not that The Denver Post’s Allison Sherry is moving on to The Minneapolis Star Tribune, but that people here lost a lot of money when “Udall’s Spokeswoman” did not win the “Allison Sherry’s Next Job” pool.

We’re sad to see her go as her columns were like a window into Udall’s soul, or, more accurately, how much he was freaking out over his scandals and desperately wanted to change the conversation.

Now how will we get the Democrats’ talking points for the day?

We were thinking of doing a Top Five Allison Sherry moments in honor of her departure, but there was not much to her reporting that we couldn’t get from liberal Sens. Udall’s and Bennett’s press releases.

So, instead, we made up a short list of everything Allison Sherry needs to know about writing from D.C. for her new audience in the frozen north.

  • Duck, Duck, Goose becomes Duck, Duck, Gray Duck (the rest of the country is confused, too).
  • Casserole is cold, Hot Dish is hot.
  • That pretty first snow in October will still be around come April, just dirtier.
  • Four seasons: Almost Winter, Winter, Still Winter, and Road Construction
  • Vikings are like the Broncos, but decide to lose before they even get to the Super Bowl.
  • The High School State Hockey Championship is a hot ticket.
  • Edina is Cherry Creek.
  • Everyone has a lake house; they are the best things in the summer.
  • Summer is approximately June 20th to July 7th, then it’s time to bust out the parka again.
  • Minnesota State Fair food is a religious experience.

Eh, who are we kidding, Allison is so D.C. now she won’t ever have to learn how to spell Sven and Ole.

Allison, instead of handing you off to a conservative Minnesota blog like Look True North, we’d like to take a moment and introduce our new blog Minnesota Peak Lake Politics.  Oh, ya sure ya betcha, we  got some good ol’ Hot Dish ready because that weather out there be so gosh darn cold it’d make you say Uff Da (Pardon our French)!