Thursday, September 13, 2007

Living up to low expectations

Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is the guy responsible for my new friendship with Jessica McBride (who says that "the enemy of an enemy is a friend"). We both tried to defeat JBVH last year, and aren't happy he's there. Small world, huh?

But I digress.

JBVH gets a rave editorial review this week from the Wisconsin State Journal, which says he's the best thing to come along since pockets on shirts.

And what's he done to deserve it? Why, nothing less than to schedule some seminars around the state about open meetings and public records -- the same thing Jim Doyle did in his three terms as AG, and which was continued by Peg Lautenschlager when she held the office.

The State Journal's expectations of JBVH must be pretty low if that's all it takes to merit a laudatory editorial. My expectations were very low, and he's lived up to them.

One Wisconsin Now's Cory Liebmann points out that JBVH hasn't exactly set the world on fire with his public records decisions.

1 comment:

  1. If I didn't know any better, I'd think you and Jessica McBride were slowly becoming BFF's.