April 30, 2008
Need a friend?
Harry Truman once opined, "If you need a friend in Washington, buy a dog." I'm going to buy a puppy for Barack and suggest a new spiritual adviser while I'm at it. One super delegate called to vent about the incredible attention given by the media to the rants of Rev. Wright. Both of us thought that the Obama Philadelphia speech was one of the best ever delivered in our lifetimes. Barack was right to defend Rev. Wright but then the Rev. saw the spotlight and it appears to us that he likes center stage. All he had to do was give Barack the same respect he got from the Senator. But that would have moved him off stage. Instead--a book deal is in the future.
The Rev. Wright issue is over unless guilt by association is our new primary. Back to substance...please. (I must admit to a fear that Hillary and her finger-wagging husband have more to hurl against the wall but maybe, just maybe, substance will creep into the North Carolina primary.)
Disappointed: John Edwards, Al Gore, John Kerry--they should say something. What are they waiting for? The report that Edwards wants a Cabinet position and doesn't want to offend either one of the candidates is very disappointing.
JS reports that the shadow government in Milwaukee, the Greater Milwaukee Committee (misnomer; should be the called the Greater Profits Committee), will study a plan put forward by privatizers to eliminate elected government in Milwaukee County. Sheldon Lubar, appointed, grab a seat, by Jim Doyle, is the leading anti-democrat in this battle.
It is unclear if he was commenting on Scott Walker's administration when he said, "Milwaukee County government has become archaic, inefficient, dysfunctional." Whoa Nelly! And how did County Exec Walker react? He wants to do for the state as governor what he has done to Milwaukee County. Yikes! (Don't wake Governor Doyle.)
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