Political notebook: All-women senior staff surrounds Dayton; governor's mansion going to the dogs
ST. PAUL -- Mark Dayton already has departed from current Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's ways.
While Pawlenty's staff is male-dominated, the first key appointments in the Dayton administration are all women, mostly those who worked on his campaign or transition staffs.
Tina Flint Smith will be his chief of staff, the person who usually is the gatekeeper in the governor's office.
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