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Jan 4, 201309:18 AMBlaska's Bring It!

with David Blaska

Socialists have the rich on the run but – Zut alors! – they’re still rich!

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Meet the Fockers

Awhile back, I promised my platinum-level subscribers an inside tour of the Stately Manor. You’ve already met Ruben Mamoulian, my trusted aide, now believed to be encamped with Madame Brenda Konkol’s lost tribe at Token Creek County Park. (If seen, please contact the Blogge. Small reward.) You were introduced to Sir Franklin Pangborn, ambassador to the Liberals. (The embassy is in Rockford, Ill.)

Now, as we prepare for Season Three of Downton Abbey (cue Petula Clark’s biggest hit), I’d like you to meet members of the Squire’s blue-blooded family, up close and personal.

The Lovely Lisa. Mistress of the Manor, chatelaine. Nurturer in chief. Trusted adviser. Calming influence. Muse. Goddess of the kitchen. Main squeeze and better half. Docent of the Karl Rove Memorial Reading Room. Deepak Chopra groupie.

Number One Son. Heir to the Stately Manor and some underwater rental property. Raffish raconteur. Moderate firebrand. Churchill channeler. Former state vice-chair of “Youth for Dole in 2008” committee. Yeoman yard worker. Mensch.

The First Squire (c. 1858 to 1919?). Reputed founder of the dynasty. Ruthless gourmand and tippler. Mesmerizer of rich widows. Pocket watch and purse collector. Brazen boodler. Free silver proponent. Mugwump and scalawag. High-speed rail lobbyist.

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Raised on a farm near Sun Prairie, David Blaska is a recovering liberal who spent 18 years in daily newspapers, including 12 at The Capital Times in Madison as a reporter and editor. He served Gov. Tommy Thompson as acting press secretary in 1998 and is a veteran and survivor of 19 years in state government. He served 12 years on the Dane County Board of Supervisors. From December 2007 to November 2011 he wrote the consistently popular "Blaska's Blog" for Isthmus online's "The Daily Page" until, he says, the intolerant liberals ran him off. He blogs from Madison.

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