March 27, 2003
Doyle and Adlai
When Adlai Stevenson ran for president against Ike in 1952, Norman Vincent Peale attacked him from the pulpit for having been divorced. When a reporter asked Adlai what he thought of Peale, Stevenson said, "He reminds me of St. Paul." Perplexed, the reporter asked, "Why?" Adlai responded, "I find St. Paul very appealing, and I find Norman Vincent Peale appalling."
That story came to mind when I heard that Governor Doyle had endorsed Alex Paul, the state Senate candidate from Wisconsin Rapids running the most negative primary campaign in recent memory against "fellow" Democrat Julie Lassa.
While it is possible Doyle doesn't know about the campaign, that seems doubtful since his own consultants are running the Paul campaign. Congressman Dave Obey, by the way, has called upon Paul to fire those consultants.
Doyle reminds me of St. Paul: His endorsement in the Senate race is aPauling. Julie Lassa is appealing.
Don't forget to vote on Tuesday.
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