Last night was big in a very little way. The liberal coalition on the County Board retained an overwhelming majority, losing a net of only one seat, but did so on the backs of only eight percent of voters.
I stopped by the Argus bar, where the liberals, including Board President Scott McDonnell and County Exec. Kathleen Falk, were celebrating their victory. Falk said it was "a good night for progressive values," and McDonnell made sure to reference Dave Blaska's loss four years ago when lauding his colleague Matt Veldran, who won a close race again last night. I will include more commentary on the event and the elections later today.
Today's brunch is a pulled pork sandwich from the Jovian Taphaus.
Here are the results for all of the spring elections.
"Yet it is a stretch to say the "winners" will take office with mandates from the voters of Wisconsin." The Cap Times talks about voter turnout.
District 5 was especially pathetic: "In 2008, a total of 460 votes were cast in the race between Manning and UW freshman Conor O'Hagan. In yesterday's elections, 264 votes were tallied among the five voting wards."
Roger Roth says he supports making voting easier but cheating harder. And yet he doesn't think registering all people who get driver licenses to vote makes it easier.
Every time I read the Herald they have a new sex columnist. Nikki Singer tells guys how to figure out when a girl is "just not into you."
Dave Zweifel believes all tax returns should be publicly disclosed.
Commerce Secretary Dick Leinenkugel is resigning. What's his next move, asks Zach Wisniewski.
Wispolitics says he's going to run as a Republican against Russ Feingold!
Uh oh. Barry Alvarez ain't gonna like this. Report advises the Athletic Board (which has faculty oversight) to vote on all new coach hirees.
Oh great. A district attorney threatens to prosecute teachers who teach kids who to use contraceptives for "contributing to the delinquency of minors.
Ron Kind "launches obesity offensive." That could be misinterpreted. Right now I'm visualizing an army of fat people invading our nation's capital.
Feingold goes after the IRS, a popular move at this time of year.