March 16, 2004
Remember the "Patriot" caucus in the Wisconsin Legislature? Several Dems and Republicans posed for a picture with a pledge to be civil toward one another. After watching the scrum in both houses since, one could only wonder if the "Patriot" caucus was always tongue-in-cheek. Sort of the Legislature's version of a Saturday Night Live skit.
Molly Ivins gives us a hint. She quotes right-wing nut Grover Norquist: "We are trying to change the tones in the state capitols and turn them toward bitter nastiness and partisanship...Bipartisanship is just another name for date rape." Whoa Nelly! Bipartisanship is date rape? No wonder John Gard and Mary Panzer spend most of their time on divisive issues. I was blind but now I see. Amazing Norquist.
Sheds light on Norquist acolyte Charlie Sykes, the pride of Journal Communications.
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