Friday, August 17, 2007

Refighting the last war #2

Time for a reality check: McBride really believes a one-liner from 2002 will matter to anyone in a legislative race a year from now:

Alberta Darling ad #1.

You've probably heard:

Madison - In what could be the closest state Senate race in Wisconsin next year, state Rep. Sheldon Wasserman (D-Milwaukee) said today he will give up his
Assembly seat to challenge veteran Republican Sen. Alberta Darling of River Hills. All Politics Watch/Aug.8)
You may have forgotten this story (in fact, even though I wrote it, I forgot about it until someone tipped me off):

The hundreds of messages that have flooded the office of embattled Milwaukee County Executive F. Thomas Ament since the pension scandal erupted run the gamut from vicious hate mail to gushing support.

Among those messages was one from Wasserman to Ament, written in Ament's own hand. At the time, Wasserman was rumored to be running for county executive. The message read:

"1, He supports me. 2, Not running," from state Rep. Sheldon Wasserman (D-Milwaukee).
Ament as bogey man is even wearing a little thin as a Scott Walker schtick.

It'll never work for Darling. Let's hope she uses it -- and makes McBride her chief strategist.

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