Monday, December 5th, 2016

Wonder why Edlund didn’t run for alderman anonymously

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I had to laugh tonight when someone during the public comment portion of tonight’s meeting read a comment from “Blue Collar Conservative” from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel website. I can’t imagine why someone would place their trust in an anonymous comment at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel enough that they would think the members of the Common Council would be interested.

Perhaps she knew the comment was written by Steve Edlund, a member of Waukesha’s school board, who is commenting behind an assumed name because he does not want anyone to know who he is.

I think it’s obnoxious that an elected official is commenting on public affairs under an assumed name. I think the public has a right to know that he is making comments on public affairs under an assumed name. I think the newspaper has an obligation to identify that an elected official is commenting on their website under an assumed name.

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