“Thanks for the opportunity, Jon!”


In days when I find politicians on both sides of the aisle to be egocentric commitment-phobes, it is truly wonderful to find an elected representative who is not only on the correct side of all the issues, but also articulate, savvy and poised. These qualities are all condensed into Representative Sondy Pope-Roberts.

I don’t know if you can read her button, but it says “The People’s Legislature: Fighting Bob Fest.” Fighting Bob being Bob LaFollette, of course, Wisconsin’s home grown leader of the Progressive Movement.

She is a member of Wisconsin for Edwards – so she can clearly see the differences among our presidential aspirants and recognizes a candidate who holds actual stands on issues.Conservation Lobby Day 2004

She gets 100% on every Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters scorecard.

She’s the daughter of dairy farmers. She attended MATC and Edgewood College – Daniel has taught at both and at the UW-Madison, and sees far more engaged and interesting students at the first two than at the latter.

And today I watched her sit patiently for an hour listening to blowhard GOPers ask the most self-serving, inane questions without any bearing on the resolution she was presenting for a vote, and respond calmly and with a quick wit to their harrumphings.

Published in: on November 15, 2007 at 10:41 pm  Leave a Comment  

Power Play


He’s wearing an orange tie. Have you ever seen a politician wear ANYthing but red or blue? Let’s check out the GOP presidential candidates debate:

gopdebate.jpg Nope, all red.

The Democratic presidential candidates debate?


That’s a whole lotta gray accented with…red.

I love me some Russ Feingold. From the first “Hand” advertisement to racing to his victory celebration, to his upright, unwavering opposition to our Iraq debacle, to his call for censure, he is what all politicians should strive to be. And he’s single!

Published in: on August 28, 2007 at 8:08 pm  Leave a Comment  
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