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Send Tommy to Afghanistan?

When I read this quote from Crazy Dave Zien (pictured), the cycle-riding, flag-waving, war-loving former Republican state senator from Eau Claire, I thought he wanted to send Tommy Thompson to Afghanistan:

Wisconsin deserves a shot of adrenaline, a bright shining star to return to active duty.

Turns out he had something else in mind.

 In other news:

-- That rascally Rasmussen poll is back, saying Tommy beats Russ Feingold and Scott Walker beats Tom Barrett. Reality check: Who is David Westlake? Give up? He's a Republican running against Feingold, but even a number of politiucal activists I've asked could not identify him. Amazing, then, that he has 64% statewide name recognition according to the Rassmussen "poll." Methinks their numbers aren't too reliable.

-- Just when a few people said they were tired of Tom Barrett saying "jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs" is his campaign theme, Scott Walker one-upped him. Walker's theme is "jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs ... 250,000 times, the number he says he'll create. Unfortunately, it appears that saying "jobs" 250,000 times is as far as he's gotten in terms of a program.

-- Stop me if I've said this before, but don't put too much stock in the fact that Waukesha Mayor Larry Nelson finished second in the primary. Some long-toothed Milwaukeeans remember Mayor Henry Maier coming in second to Dennis Conta in 1984, and John Norquist coming in second to Marty Schreiber in 1988. Both of the runners-up won the general elections.

-- Rep. Paul Ryan's head may still be too small for a presidential bid, as reported earlier, but it's growing. He says he might to open to running for veep with -- gasp! -- Sarah Palin. NYT has it.



February 26, 2010 - 7:07pm