Hopper, like a rabbit
I did a feature at the old blog, the “idiot politician of the week.” I may have to resurrect it for State Senator Randy Hopper (R-Fond du Lac/Madison). I don’t know how long Hopper has had a girlfriend and lived with her in Madison, but he has certainly made the efforts to recall him easier.
If Hopper had any intelligence at all, he would have gotten an apartment in the district, made that his home, and kept the wolves at bay that way. However, if Hopper had any intelligence at all, his wife wouldn’t be standing at the front door of his former home saying he’s living in Madison with his girlfriend. He would be home with her.
Whatever expectation that Hopper’s affair would remain private was certainly ended when his wife made the surprising announcement.
This goes back to a favorite saying of mine. If you don’t want a Jerry Springer reputation, don’t live a Jerry Springer life.
Especially if you’re a Republican politician defending yourself against a recall movement.