Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Extortion? We’re just talkin’ a friendly business arrangement here, right boys?


Jim Rowen objects to the word “extortion” used by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist Patrick McIlheran to describe any attempt to get the kind of concessions Rowen would like to see in a water deal between Milwaukee and Waukesha.

“We’re going to keep coming to you every month to check up on ya. We’re going to make sure you keep your end of the bargain and buy our trains for us. And we’re going to send some people over to stay with you for a while. And if you don’t do what we tell you, well then there just might be a little accident with your water application, see? We wouldn’t want any accidents now, would we?”

Nope, no extortion here.

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