Country First? Nah! Party, Party, Party Above All in Wisconsin | WisCommunity

Country First? Nah! Party, Party, Party Above All in Wisconsin

West Pointers talk about Duty, Honor, Country.

John McCain&;s slogan is "Country First," whatever that means.

And Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen&;s motto is "Party, Party, Party."

As in political party, not wild in the streets.

Van Hollen, putting on his vigilant attorney general hat, filed a lawsuit against his own state&;s Government Accountability Board -- the board created to take partisanship out of elections -- in a move that could disenfranchise -- or at least seriously hassle --

Van Hollen acted after complaints from the state Republican Party that the accountability board wasn&;t making it hard enough for people to vote. More of the same attempts to frighten people by yelling "fraud" while perpetrating the fraud themselves by denying people what we call the RIGHT to vote. (When we say that, we don&;t mean right wing.)

The GOP wanted to require every person whose information on the voter rolls doesn&;t exactly match their driver&;s license to have to prove themselves at the polls.

The board wasn&;t impressed by the GOP arguments, perhaps because the six member board -- all retired judges -- found that four of its members had info that didn&;t match when voter files and motor vehicle records were compared.

But then it was JB to the rescue, wearing his AG hat.

Van Hollen, by the way, is the top Republican elected official in the state and the co-chair of John McCain&;s Wisconsin campaign. But he wasn&;t wearing his McCain hat, Van Hollen says. It was his good government hat. Honest.

Agree? Great. Wanna buy a bridge to nowhere?


September 11, 2008 - 7:24pm