November 17, 2008

Loophole Randy

Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Randy R. Koschnick, who today announced his upcoming challenge to Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson, worked as a public defender for 14 years prior to securing his present occupation.

As we all learned last spring, being a public defender involves "looking for loopholes" through which to set hordes of indigent criminal defendants loose on the streets so they can reoffend.

Even decades after the public defender has become an appeals court judge, he's still doing it.

Looks like Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce may need to retool its multi-million-dollar advertising campaign and their fluffers like Charlie Sykes will have to fabricate a whole new schtick.

In another sense, however, we could be in for more of the same:
Judge Koschnick said he was a judicial conservative and that his opponent was an activist who legislates from the bench.
The only missing magic word there is "restraint."*
His consultant is Darrin Schmitz, a Republican who ran Gableman's campaign for the court earlier this year.
That's one busy consultant.

I must say, Schmitz is an excellent choice and should serve well to erase any residual cynicism left over from that most recent contest.


* Please see Erratum, supra.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the heads up. I'll be looking forward to hearing more about him.