It was a long, cold February. Sometimes, for the shortest month, February can really drag on. There were, however, great distractions that took our minds off things. There was the good - as you will recall, our boys did win the Super Bowl - and the not so good, referring, of course, to the shenanigans at the state Capitol.
That pot continues to simmer into March. It continues to be stirred by various parties, including, prominently, the subject of our cover story this week, state Sen. Glenn Grothman, Republican of West Bend. Grothman has engaged our attention before with disparaging observations of Madison practices. To him, Madison surely is a place surrounded by reality, not of it.
Interviewing Grothman for Isthmus is contributor Jack Craver, a.k.a The Sconz - he of the camel video notoriety. For those of you who know not of what I speak, go to TheDailyPage.com/thesconz and scroll down to "Video: The Daily Show starts camel crisis at the Capitol." (Note there are three parts.)
I'm sure we have not experienced the last of the conflict at the Capitol, but life goes on, and we prepare for it. To wit, with your Isthmus this week find the program for the 13th Wisconsin Film Festival, coming to you on March 30 to April 3. With over 200 films being screened, anyone should be able to find some distraction.
There are films from different countries and eras and in different formats. It will behoove you to take some time with the program and make your selections well beforehand so you can be sure to get tickets to your top choices. You have plenty of time, so do your homework. In the meantime, we'll keep an eye on the Capitol for you.