Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

My friends, the Democrats in Wisconsin need help. No, really. Their current party chairman, Mike Tate, has announced he will not be seeking re-election at the June convention. He has become a lame duck, and the party is bereft of leadership. Okay, Tate wasn’t exactly an inspiring leader before, either. But still, there is a […]

Lefty crank Ed Garveyis making fun of the political return of former Governor Tommy Thompson. Pretty funny when you consider something that was left out of Garvey’s blog post: Tommy Thompson Scott McCallum Republican 1,047,716 59.66% Ed Garvey Barbara Lawton Democratic 679,553 38.70% I forgot Barbara Lawton ran with Garvey. I wonder what ever happened […]

I know a number of people on both sides are not going to quite believe Russ Feingold when he says he is also ruling out running for governor next year if a recall of Governor Scott Walker is on the ballot. I admit I was skeptical at first, too. But in all of the criticism […]

In Colorado, the Obama Administration offered a job to Andrew Romanoff to keep him out of the Senate race. In Pennsylvania, we’re still trying to answer the questions regarding what exactly was offered to Joe Sestak. Now the attention has turned to New York and Steve Israel’s decision not to run for Senate there (thanks: […]

Cory Liebmann, formerly of the self-described “partisan” organization One Wisconsin Now, has sent an unbelievably large open records request to State Representative Leah Vukmir’s office. Among the targets of this fishing expedition is, well, me. 1. All email from 7/1/08 through 1/20/10 for Rep. Vukmir, Dean Cady and Matthew Adamczyk (only in his capacity working […]

The Crazy Shepherd’s Boris and Doris are reporting they spotted Waukesha Mayor Larry Nelson at a reception in honor of Julia Taylor of the Greater Milwaukee Committee for her support of the arts. Also in attendance were Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Lt. Governor Barbara Lawton. While I’m not posting a reward for a picture […]

Why not? The pay is good and the job duties are light. If the current occupant can handle the office, anyone can, right? Of course, the current Lt. Governor did ask for more staff… Now looking to be one cabinet appointment away from the governor’s office is Rebecca Kleefisch. Kleefisch is a former television news […]

It’s 2010, the year someone loses a contact. Once again, it’s time to shake the magic martini shaker and see into the future.  Four or five ought to do it.  If we stare at the olive in the glass long enough, a vision slowly appears.  A vision of things to come, and another refill.  This […]

The nine people and events in 2009 that most shaped Waukesha and Wisconsin. Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle’s announcement that he will not seek re-election. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett getting attacked outside State Fair turns him into a hero. State Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson wins re-election. Passage of a state budget built largely upon […]

Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton consented to an interview on WLUK-11 in Madison Ashwaubenon regarding her sudden decision to withdraw from the race for governor.  Lawton blamed a conspiracy to prevent women from raising the money to become governor.  “There’s a variety of factors but including a way that people who control resources and thinking and […]