Too precious to pass up. I know very little about Doug LaFollette, but after reading the hack piece in today's (12-26) State Journal on the opinion page, I have to wonder why such a high level of resentment & hostility is directed his way in a featured article given the little to no effect his office has, especially considering that even WSJ admits he has no chance of winning the Democratic nomination... when we have a Governor actually guilty of destroying what little we do have. So in honor of honest journalism, I will attempt to use their hit piece on La Follette and pretend they would ever evenhandedly use the same logic on Governor Walker.
Walker should run for the Hills
Scott Walker for Governor? It's just more evidence that Walker - Wisconsin's destroy everything for the Koch brothel and Grover Norquist Governor - needs to run for the hills along with his teensy, archaic, anti-Wisconsin agenda.
Why does Walker, with his famous last name (Walker: Texas Ranger), need Koch-cane? Wasn't there enough snow on our Capitol hill last winter during the protests for him to sniff and snort on about?
We can save Walker the cost of humiliation: The only way he's going to win is if the Kochs run enough bald-faced lying ads in his favor with the nearly 4 to 1 funding advantage he has. They've already broken the record with the most dishonest ads, totally detached from, and more often than not, totally opposite of reality, in Wisconsin's history. If Scott Walker was an armpit, the word "strong" wouldn't be remotely strong enough to describe the aroma spewing forth from it.
Walker, 44 (also his IQ) from Wisconsin (but you'd never know it by the # of jobs his policies have eliminated in Wisconsin, and the amount of funding he's receiving from out of state), may be a nice guy, and the son of a delusional baptist minister. But he struggles with common sense, honesty, any kind of a feeling for others, reality, free speech, legal precedent, peaceful assembly, redress of grievances, opposing opinions, what's best for the majority, programs that help the poor, food for kids, health care for the sick and disabled, job creation, compromise, honest discussion, equal protection of voting rights, and basically anything his "4 year-old w/o his Koch bottle" mind doesn't understand. The State's highest office is hardly a launching pad for this level of self-righteous insanity and callousness, yet there he is in no small part because of extremely biased media such as ourselves at WSJ.
Heck, we even claimed that Tammy Baldwin, who got 63% of the vote in her district was "too partisan," while we backed partisan hacks such as a complete do-nothing unknown, w/o any plan at all, over Wisconsin's best-ever Senator. If it isn't obvious what biased clowns we are yet, it never will be.
The very fact that Walker thinks he's qualified to be Governor after gutting Wisconsin's middle class for corporate welfare programs of his choosing-the very same thing that created the bad economy of today-and gutting thousands of jobs to play partisan politics, proves he is not. But we'll never tell you that. Instead we'll milk it down and focus on someone of little to no interest like Doug LaFollette to effectively transfer the true farce in Wisconsin, Scot-tea Walker, to a non-sequitur.
The Democrats best hope for winning this one is for Walker's policies to go into full effect as soon as possible. It sure as hell isn't going to be because we at WSJ have decided to be an honest voice and represent the State and it's people. When it comes to even handed criticism, we're sitting this one out. Sure, we'll slap his wrist once in awhile, very lightly, in an effort to feign our "independent" voice. But in the end, Scot-tea's our boy!
In fact, we're so blatantly biased that when former mayor Dave Cieslewicz had the nerve to mildly criticize us for it, our editor had the chutzpah to challenge him to a verbal duel. In other words, our bias is so routine that we assert the right to tell others to be quiet or to look the other way if they raise honest concerns. "Bias? What bias?"
Wisconsin should approve a constitutional amendment to get rid of corporate knob goblins like Walker whose words are completely meaningless and the opposite of his goals and policies, but lets focus on Doug La Follette right now instead. Maybe we can teach the disinterested to ignore Walker's extremism?
Don't feel sorry for Scot-tea, we've got his back, and so do his generous campaign donors who will see to it that he's cushy for eternity after you remove him against our will at WSJ. So stay alert because we'll be back with another puppet to finish what Scot-tea started as soon as possible if you do.