Back Room Blog

Legislators blogging? Will this new blog really take you "behind the scenes in Madison" as promised?

I doubt it. Now, if the Journal Sentinel got some young Senate and Assembly pages to blog anonymously...then you might have some material to work with.

As with other legislator bloggers, like Frank Lasee and Mark Pocan, I think we'll see rather tidy, pre-packaged material which will ultimately prove pretty mundane.

In the capitol's political climate geared toward re-election, the only ones leaking unfettered snippets of the often humdrum or salacious happenings under the dome seem to be the pseudonyms. See Dennis York, Playground Politics, and I Am the Force.

Interestingly, there's a high mortality rate in that club.