While in Rhinelander over the Easter weekend, I happened to pick up a Star Journal, and several “Viewpoint” writers seemed to demand a response:
To Dick and Jane Gumness of Lake Tomahawk who wrote to complain that they didn’t have TV news coverage of their Governor Walker protest-you weren’t covered because you are no longer news. Nobody really cares how offended you are anymore. We know the left doesn’t like the Governor. We have seen the Madison and similar protests over and over and over again. Signing a bill to allow a wolf season is in fact news, if it’s Scott Walker or anyone else signing it. Of course, calling the Governor childish names always helps. Keep up the immature actions. It really helps prove who it is that’s against the Governor.
To John Kocovsky of Hazelhurst, who compared the Wisconsin Supreme Court to the Judges in Dane County-that is some twisted logic there John. So let me get this straight-Conservative Supreme Court Justices are bad if they have a political viewpoint, but liberal Dane County judges are good when they do? Plus the Dane County Judges should be let off the hook because we shouldn’t have found out that they were dumb enough to sign a PUBLIC DOCUMENT in the first place? And like everything else, it’s the Republicans fault! Actually it was some independent groups that entered names in the searchable database which has given us this insight. Their website is iverifytherecall.com, and it is very interesting. Republicans actually had nothing to do with it.
The vaunted Judicial Commission you cite is not neutral either. The Chairman, Milwaukee Attorney Franklin Gimbel, has a long history of Democratic activism, and signed the Walker recall petition himself! When one of the Dane County judges that signed a recall petition then placed an injunction against the Voter ID bill, even though Gov. Walker was a named party in the lawsuit, the Judicial Commission saw no conflict of interest there either. And this is the group we should all believe is above the fray?
On the Justice Gableman issue, the thing you don’t mention is that his offending campaign ad was factually correct, although admittedly it didn’t tell the entire story. But, Gableman did beat “Loophole Louis” Butler, and the left will never forgive him for that. He must be flogged until the end of time, regardless of how small the infraction was.
These are very contentious times here in Wisconsin. I hope people take the time to dig a little deeper than to believe the commentary in letters to the editor, including this one, and know and understand what they are voting for or against. The future success of our state depends on it.
Dave Schwanz, Eagle