May 26, 201512:44 PMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
Walker haters got to hate; cue the vitriol
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Rainmaker, rainmaker grant me a wish
Most of the vitriol has been directed at attorney and industrialist Michael M. Grebe, who has offended the left for being sired by Michael W. Grebe, who chairs the Bradley Foundation, which ranks among the local left’s favorite bugaboos with the Kochs, ALEC, and FOX News.
Grebe pere formerly chaired Foley & Lardner law firm, which puts us in mind of the equanimity that greeted Jim Doyle’s appointment of Madison attorney David G. Walsh, also of Foley & Lardner, to the board of regents just two weeks into his first term in 2003.
Sure enough, within two weeks of his leaving office in 2011, Foley & Lardner’s Madison office announced its newest hire was Jim Doyle.
Of course, it did not hurt that Doyle and Walsh were old Madison West High School chums and fellow graduates of Harvard Law. Or that David and Nancy Walsh contributed over $66,000 to Jim Doyle’s attorney general and governor campaigns over the years, and undoubtedly solicited much more from others.
- It is a First Amendment right of free speech to contribute time, talent, and treasure to political campaigns.
- Friendship is no disqualification for appointment.
- If elected officials can not appoint persons sharing their political philosophy, then why have elections?
NSA surveillance intercepts:
• Glad I dropped off #1 Son in my Jeep Cherokee before the school board banned Indian logos. That should restore order in the hallways! BTW: Black Hawk Middle School does not have to change its name. — At the No Comment site.
• Bob Woodward: Bush Didn’t Lie About Iraq and Obama Blew It — Gateway Pundit.
• Anyone notice? Our most literate police chief quoted the movie American Sniper in announcing his crackdown on the gangbangers shooting up Madison.
… there will be times, as is the case right now, where the guardians must act as shepherds to the “flock” and take a definitive and affirmative step to repel the wolves from the defenseless sheep. Those who prey on one another and use our streets and neighborhoods as a firing range, paying no heed to the safety of innocent people, must be caught and held accountable for their actions. I am all for using a graduated approach of prevention and intervention prior to bringing the full force of the statutory authority of the police to bear. But there comes a time when we must shift gears to “suppression.” That’s where we are at today and that is what has been taking place the past 48 hours and continuing until such time as is needed.
Mike Koval has the early lead for the Policy Werkes’ “Man of the Year.”
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