October 12, 2008
J.B.'s perilous journey
By Ms. Forward
When Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen made his celebrated sojourn to the Republican National Convention in St. Paul last month, most of the attention was on the macho-man, anti-crime crusader's plans to have taxpayer-funded bodyguards accompany him on his dangerous mission.
Only later did we learn that our "Top Cop" and state McCain campaign chair was also looking to crack down on Democratic voters. But it turns out there is actually a crucial link between the two stories: Van Hollen discussed his plans to suppress votes in Wisconsin while he was communing with fellow party activists at RNC. Josh Marshall's Talking Points Memo and the Capital Times have now reported on this, and WisPolitics.com has recordings of Van Hollen reporting out to the party faithful in St. Paul.
Careful readers will remember that Van Hollen has promised that he did not discuss his anti-voter lawsuit with any Republican Party leaders, and assertion that has now been contradicted by several such leaders and this recording.
Somehow these new revelations about Van Hollen's RNC activities have not risen to a level of importance to permit coverage in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel or Wisconsin State Journal or on any of the state's TV stations, but Ms. Forward is confident this will happen any day now.
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