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…was beat Gaylord Nelson in 1980. (Second best was beating Ed Garvey in 1986.)
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Posted by James Wigderson on Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 5:40 am Filed under Library & Pub · Tagged with Bob Kasten, Earth Day, Ed Garvey, Gaylord Nelson
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Wow, you had to reach really, really far to come up with one nice thing to say about Kasten, huh?
James Wigderson Reply:April 22nd, 2010 at 11:25 am
No, I can find more rather easily, but this comment was more about the calendar.
What about Kasten’s driving record? He was the Jeff Wood of Wisconsin politics before Jeff Wood.
James Wigderson Reply:April 22nd, 2010 at 11:24 am
Not quite. Kasten was arrested once, prompting the whole “A senator we can be proud of” slogan of the Garvey campaign. Kasten’s arrest also inspired the “Bob Kasten School of Driving.”
Not to excuse the behavior, but Kasten’s arrest was also at a time when such things were more readily excused. It’s really shocking in this day and age that a five-time OWI is being let off the hook by Assembly Democrats.
John Foust Reply:April 23rd, 2010 at 1:48 pm
You attended UW-Madison?
James Wigderson Reply:April 24th, 2010 at 12:04 am
No. Mike Mathias, Tim Rock, and I are all UW-Milwaukee grads. I was the good-looking one.
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