Oh Madison! cries our dear mayor. Tis a beautiful day on the shores of Lake Mendota today. High of 72, low of 64. On the right are poached eggs and grits, which, ironically, I ate over the weekend in The Jerz.
Damn: If you don't believe this governor's race is dirty, then read this. A lobbyist for SEIU is candidly recorded discussing a plan to make Walker look bad over the O'Donnell garage accident. Doyle, Barrett and County Supervisors to be involved.
Politifact Wisconsin has been fact-checking many of the statewide campaigns recently. For instance, Scott Walker's claim that Barrett is the state's "number-one polluter," or Barrett's criticism of Walker's spending as county exec. Trend: Many "barely trues."
Cap Times is getting excited about Ben Manski's candidacy, in both the news and editorial sections.
Voters in Northwest Wisconsin: We want jobs!
Rasmussen says Walker is up 51-43 against Barrett.
Commuter rail. Towns put their positions on record with referenda.
Ron Johnson's low-interest loans may not have been the government "subsidies" the Dems are making them out to be, but RoJo apparently was cool with stimulus funding going to Opera Houses in Oshkosh. Maybe such an acceptance of pragmatism will return to him if he is actually elected, and he doesn't have to talk to Tea Partiers for another six years.
But for now, Johnson has yet to get the official endorsements of many Tea Party groups. But they could be on the verge.
I smell a new Russ Feingold ad about this: Journal-Sentinel analysis of Feingold voting record supports his "maverick" claim.
Was Chris Larson's victory in Milwaukee a reverse Tea Party maneuver? Jeff Plale called it the "Democratic version of the Tea Party."
You don't have to worry anymore. Madison firefighters are looking after your pets in the event of a fire.
"Bodies" exhibit coming to Madison! In case you've never heard of it: Dead people.
The constitution clearly says people have the right to carry bazookas in the street. So it's clearly an affront to democracy when a guy strapping a glock at a Culver's is pinched.
Sauk County considers pay raises for non-union employees. That is definitely bucking the trend.