June 14, 2009
Riot at Democratic Party Convention!
Organic tomatoes were thrown at Governor Doyle by the small "d" democrats attending the large "D" Party convention, after Doyle refused to endorse public funding of judicial races. Doyle, when pressed, asked, "If judicial races are controlled and funded by the public instead of the special interests, where will it stop?" Indeed Doyle, on the verge of seeking a third term added "What about me?"
Police in riot gear popped out from behind stage but order was restored before anyone was arrested.
Believe that? No? Oh well. No, it did not happen--Doyle did not endorse public funding; small "d" democrats did not throw tomatoes--they didn't attend, apparently. WisPolitics again had a meaningless poll on this question..."If Doyle doesn't run..." Only 214 people voted. It is snot as if WisPolitics restricted the voting to delegates--any registered guest, alternate, or delegate was encouraged to vote. The Party said 797 attended as guests, delegates, staff, alternates, wait staff. If true, and if my math is correct, 27 percent voted, rendering the results a non-starter. (AP estimated 600 in the hall.)
The attendees heard lots of speeches, but nothing reached the media on the issue of campaign corruption, and nothing on raising taxes to better serve those in need. (Read Arvonne Fraser's post today.) A $62 billion budget passed at 5:30 in the morning. What's in it? Why were closed doors necessary? C'mon! Let us in on the action.
It was revealed that Congressman Steve Kagen has assets of $7 million to $19.4 million; Herb Kohl is worth $25-50 million. Huzzah! Get thee to a fundraiser! Are you kidding?
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