Wow. That was a helluva show last night. And I didn't even get into Library Mall. The thousands upon thousands of young people (and quite a few older people) standing in a line that stretched over a mile was enough to make my night. Note: I didn't even try to get into Library Mall.
Although I felt more than a little dumb for not even thinking of getting a press pass beforehand, I didn't feel so bad once I saw that Rep. Terese Berceau and One Wisconsin Now director Scot Ross were apparently out of luck as well. I hope Blaska got in. I'm going to try to get my pictures of the rally up ASAP.
Phil Ejercito, who apparently got on stage for The Daily Page, has a bunch of pictures, both in and outside of the rally.
Bill Lueders talks to some protestors at the event, including an anti-abortion activist who is purposefully poor so he doesn't have to pay taxes to support an evil government. If there's one person to tell that to, it's a Thoreau fan like Lueders.
According to UW-Madison Police, more than 26,500 people showed up for the rally.
Russ Feingold made an unexpected stop at the rally. He calls enthusiasm gap a myth. I wish you were right Russ.
Julie Lassa and Sean Duffy release dueling poll numbers.
Wisconsin gets $11 million in federal health care funds to train more medical professionals.
The Midwest is expected to lose even more Congressional seats in the wake of the census. Wisconsin will not be hit this time. But the Times gives a good perspective on the decline in power of the midwest in Congress in the past century.
There's even an organization that represents the two increasingly people-poor regions of the U.S. the Northeast-Midwest Institute.
A recount in the 32nd Assembly District GOP primary yields a different victor...by three votes!
Did you go to the rally? Todd Finkelmeyer wants to hear your reaction. Was it awesome, simply a means to rally the base, or a pathetic attempt by an unpopular president to keep Dems in power. Haha I'd say it was all three, although I wouldn't use such harsh language for the third.
Doyle signs trade pact with Chinese province.