June 28, 2011

Everybody's a Wisconsin political expert now

Via WisOpinion [?]:
Bradley started it by shaking her fist at Bradley and pushing herself nose-to-nose . . . — Megan McArdle, The Atlantic
Um, okay. Thanks for clearing that up.

Reminds me of watching the DC elites "tweet" the Canadian election. What a horrorshow that was. The elite Journolist crowd was beside itself because the Liberals only won 34 seats in the House of Commons. Apparently they were never aware of the Conservatives winning two.

They say stick to writing what you know. 'Twas an object lesson.

P.S. Fox's Greta Van Susteren is horrified Justice Bradley "leaked" emails to the press. Of course if Van Susteren had been paying attention to the Wisconsin Supreme Court some time before today, she would have seen both Justices Prosser and Roggensack "leaking" sheafs of similar correspondence to the press — on television. They're all experts now, eh?


gnarlytrombone said...

if Van Susteren had been paying attention to the Wisconsin Supreme Court some time before today

She was when she argued her father's tax case before the court and Abrahamson dissented. But I'm sure those wounds have healed.

gnarlytrombone said...

This is curious alignment:

Administration Secretary Michael Huebsch said Thursday that he believes the state Supreme Court will act quickly on a Dane County judge's ruling that has halted a law limiting collective bargaining by public workers... How quickly? Huebsch said he hopes the court will act before Monday.


Four justices...were frustrated on June 13 that a decision putting in place Gov. Scott Walker's plan to limit collective bargaining was not yet ready for release...[T]hey believed an agreement had been reached the Friday before to have the opinion ready to release on that day.

illusory tenant said...

I saw that. Got to git 'er done. Step it up, Shirley! Funny the ultimatum came from Little Fitz, who was AWOL when Rachel Veum was skidding around Mike Huebsch's million-dollar limestone piers in her clogs.

gnarlytrombone said...

"I've got an ex parte in my pants."

Mike said...

Ok, leaking. It seemed bizarre at the time that Jeff Fitzgerald would say on Monday June 13 that he was going to act on collective bargaining the next day unless the Supreme Court ruled first. No way, thought I, you don't order courts around like that. Now we find that the Gableman / Prosser faction had forced a decision on the matter the Friday before and expected it to be released that day. It looks like Fitzgerald knew what was going on at the SC and was goading them on. Prosser was frantic that this be done right away to meet his allies' timetable. That's what caused his outburst.

illusory tenant said...

Certainly plausible.

Jeremy R. Shown said...

Hey cut McArdle some slack. Wasn't you who said maintaining a political blo in WI is really tough?

gnarlytrombone said...

You have to give 'em style points for colluding power through the very act of opining on its separation.