The Roundup

  • Liz Cheney to Open Bush-Cheney Office Here

    If you are over by Mayfair Monday, you can drop by the grand opening of the Bush–Cheney’04 Wisconsin Headquarters, 2222 N. Mayfair Rd., Wauwatosa.  The opening is open to the press, and Liz Cheney will be available for interviews. The event is at noon and features such other dignitaries as Rep. Leah Vukmir, Rep. Mark […]

  • The Extraordinary Longevity of Milwaukee Politicians

    We have had twice as many Mayors as we have had City Treasurers since 1917.

  • Lautenschlager’s Fast Ones – Past Speeding Tickets Raise Residency Issues

    Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager exploits a legal loophole.

  • Lame Duck Ruffles Feathers

    Breier stuck on thorny hotel plan.

  • On the Fundraiser Trail

    David Riemer held a fundraiser and art auction to advance his bid for County Executive. Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design was the place, and over a hundred people showed up to look at the art (a Guido Brink retrospective) and to meet with the candidate March 8th. Wine was served, and the food was […]

  • The Jewish Judge Who’s a Quarter Irish

    Governor James E. Doyle told about 75 people at Mo’s Irish Pub last Friday that “there are a number of good things I can do as governor. … I get to appoint people to the bench. As a lawyer and the son of a judge, I take this seriously.” What does the governor look for […]

  • Lautenschlager’s Mess

    Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager’s drunk driving arrest last week removes her from behind the wheel of her state-owned vehicle for a year, and puts Governor Jim Doyle in the driver’s seat. The two had squabbled, privately, over terms of the Governor’s jobs bill, with Lautenschlager threatening to use her authority to see that the law […]

  • The Last of Kerry as a Free Man?

    Last Monday February 16th – Presidents Day – John Kerry, in Milwaukee, made what might have been one of his final appearances as a “free” man. By Friday, home in Boston, Kerry had asked for and received Secret Service protection. The protection, which will last through the election should he become the nominee, and for […]

  • My Campaign Blog

    Two hundred fifty bucks or a free press pass?

  • Pratt’s “Reimbursement” Mystery Money

    Acting Mayor Pockets $7,500 with no explanation

  • Clark Picks Up Two State Endorsements

    Two of Wisconsin’s elder statespeople jumped on the Wesley Clark for President bandwagon recently. Former alderman, secretary of state and attorney Vel Phillips, who most recently issued the oath of office to Acting Mayor Marvin Pratt says she backs the Arkansas general for president. With her support, she joins such black leaders as Charles Rangel […]

  • Carpenter to Run For Congress

    Rep. Jerry Kleczka is the son of a machinist. A Carpenter wants to replace him.