Sunday, May 1, 2011

After The Ball

The Recall Ball held in honor of the current state senator, Dan Kapanke , was a resounding success. Here's what I learned.

If you're pictured in any of the local newspapers, let's say for example, raising a champion hog, you'll get a congratulatory note from hizzoner. I call that pandering. Dan Who?

Twenty two thousand signatures were collected in in a record thirty days on petitions for Kapanke's recall.  The allotted amount of time was sixty days. A grass roots revolution is growing in our state.

Kapanke wastes taxpayer money sending out e-mails and letters about the difficult decisions he's had to make being a concerned politician.He's already stated he won't seek reelection in 2012.

A local radio station airs ads about the guy, "grandfather, husband, father" nauseum. The money for these ads is suspected to come from highrolling sources outside the state.

The opposing candidate in the recall lection, Jennifer Schilling, is an articulate, hardworking mother of two who's on the Joint Finance Committee looking into the bill currently tied up in the courts that was passed without sufficient hearings.

All the recall elections are lumped into one event in July.  Postpone your vacation to vote.  At least the weather will be better than in January when the recall Gov.Skippy Walker campaign begins.

I put a lot of stock into a handshake.When former US Senator Bill Proxmire( Golden Fleece Awards) worked the crowds at the Wisconsin State Fair, I shook his hand.  It was like shaking hands with a handful of pasta-wet and limp.  Then again, it is reputed that he made his staff work standing up. Took away their chairs.

Jennifer Schilling's handshake was firm,direct and reassuring. She didn't give you the tips of her fingers(arrgh) like persons who're afraid of  touching another human being. I like this person.  

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