5.19.2007

At least the Dems are paying attention

If you've been following Wisconsin politics at all lately, you're surely well aware that Joe Wineke, the chairman of the state Democratic Party, is also a paid lobbyist for AT&T, and that this has led to some understandable consternation:
Wineke's lobbying for AT&T raises questions over whether the Democratic Party is also officially endorsing the bill, said Jay Heck, executive director of the Wisconsin chapter of Common Cause, a government watchdog group.

Ideally, it would be better if the head of a political party did not muddy the waters by registering as a lobbyist, Heck said.

Well, never fear - the Democratic base, tireless crusaders against anything questionable, are on the case! Or, well, at least groaning about the case:
Great....just freaking great...we're getting mocked in Political Cartoons and the Republicans are making us look like we're just as corrupt as they are...

No, no dear Scribe - it isn't the Republicans doing it - it's your own damn leadership.

And the funniest bit is, the same Scribe didn't see the potential problem until the whole thing blew up.

Update: yeah, I can never keep the two Winekes straight...