December 17, 2005
In search of political Q-Tips
By Bill Kraus
Years ago, a veteran politician told me that while politicians at times seemed to be dumb, they were never deaf.
I think I have to ask him if that aphorism still prevails.
The people running Wisconsin seem to me to be in serious need of hearing aids.
They don't hear the 83 percent of the people who, when polled, think there is something seriously wrong with our campaign system.
If they hear the bleating of the reformers, which is questionable, they brush it aside.
Both of these evidences of audio shortcomings can be explained. One is not loud enough. The other, perhaps, too loud.
But what astounds me is that they do not seem to hear the very loud, repeated clanging of jailhouse doors.
They are slamming behind your peers, my friends.
Can you hear them?
Are you deaf?
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