March 14, 2008

You stay classy, Mike Gableman

From the Associated Press:
A new television ad in the state Supreme Court race misleads the public about Justice Louis Butler's role in defending a man accused of rape in 1984 when he was a defense lawyer. . . .

"The ad seems to say he got him off. For God sakes [sic], that's terrible," said [former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice and Dean of Marquette Law School Janine] Geske. "This ad is awful on so many levels, from misportraying the role of the Supreme Court, misportraying the role of the public defender, appealing to the fear of citizens. We're sinking to new lows."
Word, Sister.

Watch Gableman's class act at this link (.wmv; 31 secs.).

But give Gableman some credit for the opening sequence:
Unbelievable. It's not true!
At least he got that part right.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Joe Kearney is Dean of Marquette Law School, not Justice Geske.

illusory tenant said...

I know. "Former Justice and (former) Dean" is what was meant, but I can see that not being clear. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Just making sure everything is above-board, especially with the important points. ;)

illusory tenant said...

Yep. It's appreciated.

Anonymous said...

gableman was an administrative law judge in unemployment compensation in appleton for ten months before being appointed curcuit judge. anyone know how he got that job and how he did in it?

PurpleAvenger said...

To help keep Justice Butler on the Court - and make it clear that these kinds of racist attack ads won't work - please don't just read and comment on blog postings, please GET INVOLVED!

http://louisbutler.com/

And VOTE on April 1 - and make sure your friends, family and neighbors do too!

Anonymous said...

anonymous commented above:

"gableman was an administrative law judge in unemployment compensation in appleton for ten months before being appointed curcuit judge. anyone know how he got that job and how he did in it?"

It was only three months, not ten. He started in that job June 3 and left it Sep. 2. As to how he got it, those are classified civil service positions, which means that he would have had to take an exam of some kind and score high enough to get on the employment register -- then the names of the top 5 or so on the register get sent to the hiring agency (in this case, DWD-UI) and they interview and make a hiring decision. As to how he did, I have it from someone who was a DWD-UI ALJ at the time that he never really got out of training -- and also that he was "weird". Hmmmm