May 6, 201409:02 AMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
Partisan corporation says Scott Walker is a terrible person; worse, he has no charisma
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There is an air of desperation at the corporation that speaks as if it were a person. Scott Walker is living rent-free inside its head. Paul Fanlund’s spittle-flecked diatribe Monday exceeds anything that Segway Jeremy or Pink Dress Guy could muster after a sleepless night in the Rotunda.
“So, do we like what Scott Walker has made us into?” (made us into?), the editor asks. Now we’re all terrible people because Scott Walker made us that way? Walker is
a small, divisive, narrow-minded career politician who always has and always will put his political self-interest first …
As opposed to career politician Barack Obama, one supposes. That The Capital Times thinks it can discern motivation — what lies at a person’s heart — is high chutzpah. The party boss-anointed Mary Burke, by contrast, is
the perfect antidote. In person and in public, Burke comes across as smart, humble, sincere and altruistic. … Burke seems not to have a bombastic or mean-spirited bone in her body [et cetera, etc., etc.].
And such nice hair and perfect teeth! For those who like a lump of sugar with their treacle.
Paul waxes nostalgic about the kinder and gentler days of Lee Sherman Dreyfus and Tommy G. Thompson. The truth is his newspaper savaged those two gentlemen while they were in office in service of its chronically angry agenda. There’s a reason why, when Dreyfus did a turn as a radio disc jockey, he dedicated the CW hit “Take This Job and Shove It” to The Capital Times. And how many times did you disparage the next Republican governor as “King Tommy”?
TGT used to say that he could walk across Lake Mendota from the governor’s mansion and The Capital Times would write, “Governor can’t swim.” No, if Wisconsin politics displays an excess of rancor, be assured that you added the vinegar.
Fanlund disparages Walker as having no charisma in comparison to Ronald Reagan. (“Governor, you’re no Ronald Reagan.”) I wrote about Ronald Reagan, too. (I stepped on his shoe once and was lifted off by the Secret Service.) If Reagan is a 100 on the charisma chart, Walker is an 80 and Burke is a single digit.
Let’s see if Mary Burke reports Fanlund’s freebie as an in-kind campaign donation. It is that sycophantic.