Saturday, May 03, 2008

April 2009--The Election

Bits and pieces from the always-interesting reporting of Marie Rohde, here on the upcoming SCOWI election.

Whispers heard in the Milwaukee County courthouse: One special interest group has promised to spend $3 million on ads for the right candidate willing to run against Shirley Abrahamson, the state high court's chief justice for the past 11 years.

Asked Wednesday about big bucks that may be on the other side, Abrahamson didn't flinch:

"It will take a lot more than $3 million," Abrahamson told members of the Journal Sentinel's editorial board and this reporter

What does THAT mean, anyway? Does Screeechin'Shirley have $10 million in promises? Or does she think she's invincible?

...the indifference of the voters is Abrahamson's top concern.

She noted that Supreme Court campaigns waged in 2007 and 2008 generated a lot of controversial television ads but only prompted 20% of the eligible voters to turn out and cast their ballots

...Abrahamson said she's not seeking any endorsements and has warned those who give them:

"I'm going to call it as I see it. I'm not going to be in anybody's pocket."

No one ever accused Shirley of "being in someone's pocket," including this blogger.

Our problem with Shirley is that she is not on this PLANET--let alone in someone's pocket.


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Dad29 said...

Anony--that stuff doesn't belong on this blog.

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