Sorry about the lack of blogging the last 2 days. I was pretty much out of it. There were a heap of things blog-worthy, so let’s start reviewing:
- The Milwaukee County DA’s office decided to cut deals with 4 of the defendants, with the 5th one being acquitted. Why am I not surpried that the end result would be essentially nothing happening?
Let’s reverse the parties. First, the case would have been taken away from E. Michael McCan’t and company by Keg Goldschlager because neither the DPW nor the Journtinel would have stood for the standard operating procedure out of the DA’s office on election fraud cases. Next, this would have been pursued all the way back to DC, with everybody under the sun charged on the fast track. A change of venue to (conveniently) Dane County would have been sought and granted. Convictions would have been won all around, and the news Friday would not have been that Operation Elephant Takeover resulted in next to no consequences, but that the state Supreme Court denied the last appeals.
- Xoff continued to get his head handed to him. After being challenged by Brian Fraley, myself, and others to name the statute Charlie Sykes supposedly violated, he couldn’t come up with any. James Wigderson challenged Xoff to apologize for making false accusations, but in true lieberal fashion, Xoff refused, instead demanding an apology from Charlie for comparing Jim “Craps” Doyle (WEAC/ADM-Potawatomi) to George Wallace and Orval Faubus. At least those two had the chutzpah to physically stand in the schoolhouse door. Craps is too chicken to do that, prefering to veto stuff on the way out of the office on Friday afternoons.
- While we’re on Craps and school choice, Peter explodes the Xoff/Craps claims that they really care about school choice. Peter does a great job of explaining why the first party I list next to Craps’ name is the teachers’ union. They own him lock, stock, and barrel.
- I’ll go into this more in a bit, but I’ll continue the theme by noting that a federal grand jury put together by Milwaukee US Attorney Steve Biskupic is now looking into whether campaign contributions from Adelman Travel to Craps played a role in a travel contract going to the company.
- If two days ago was Friday, and there was a good bill before the governor, it was time for another Friday afternoon veto. This week’s victim was concealed carry (again). We’ll see if enough Stepford ‘Rats switch their votes to once again uphold a Craps veto.
- Either Osama bin Laden’s still (barely) alive, or someone spliced together another tape (say, when was the last time anybody actually saw him?). James Taranto, editor of OpinionJournal.com, noticed that the tape’s talking points dovetailed quite nicely with the DNC talking points.