Friday, March 28, 2008

McBride Promotes Judicial Activism

Every time a seat on the Wisconsin State Supreme Court comes up, or any other judicial seat for that matter, the right often latches on to the person they hate and label that person as an "activist judge" and accusing them of "legislating from the bench." Usually this means that the judge in question has upheld the law, and that they disagree with the law (more on this later).

However, when their candidate advocates a position that is against the law, well, that's different. That's just good old conservative and/or family values.

McBride displays this in her most recent post. Since even Sykes bashed Bill Gleisner, and Paul Bucher for shilling for him, McBride must have felt an irresistible urge to defend her man. She emailed the Gleisner camp and received a letter from them. The letter is from a Catholic priest that vouches for Gleisner's pro-life stance.

The question McBride doesn't, and probably won't ever, answer is: So what?

The freedom for women to control their bodies is still legal. This was ruled by the U.S. Supreme Court, which trumps the state's Supreme Court. At best, his stance is irrelevant. At worst, she is promoting an activist judge, which makes her a hypocrite (again).

And she hasn't answered all of the other allegations of liberalism that have been shown regarding Gleisner.

Perhaps, McBride's support of Gleisner goes deeper than just because her husband is a tool for him. Perhaps she appreciates him as being another trial lawyer, just like Paul, and filing frivolous lawsuits. Perhaps there is some other, deeper connection, that we're just not aware of.


  1. Seems there will be at least three votes for Gleisner on Tuesday, Bill, Paul and Jessica

    Editorial: Neubauer better choice
    Appellate judge has the intellect, experience and competence to be a good fit for the District 2 bench.
    From the Journal Sentinel
    Posted: March 27, 2008
    On the merits alone, Appeals Judge Lisa Neubauer deserves a full term on the District 2 bench to which she was appointed in December. Neubauer, 50, has the intellect and breadth of experience that will serve the court well. Just as important, she understands the role of the court and, as conservative blogger and former Neubauer colleague Rick Esenberg put it, "recognizes the need to separate her politics from her application of the law."

    We're not entirely convinced that her opponent, William Gleisner - a respected trial attorney and legal scholar - has the same understanding. Gleisner, 61, has been pushing his "conservative values" through radio ads featuring former Waukesha County District Attorney Paul Bucher.

    The odd thing is that Gleisner in the past has not been noted for being a conservative. He donated money to Democratic candidates and actively sought the appointment to the appellate court from Gov. Jim Doyle, just as Neubauer did. He also has received the endorsement of the Wisconsin Association for Justice, formerly the Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers, a fine group but not one notably associated with conservative values or causes.

    Neubauer is no political conservative, either. But she has an impressive list of endorsements ranging from Democrats such as Doyle, Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) and former Gov. Patrick Lucey to GOP players such as James Klauser, Michael Grebe and former Gov. Scott McCallum. She also is endorsed by three former Supreme Court justices, more than 60 judges and a majority of the law enforcement leaders and county prosecutors in the 12 counties that make up District 2.

    But in the end, this race should be about the candidate, not who she knows. In that regard, Neubauer comes out on top again. Her experience at Foley & Lardner, where she worked for 19 years, along with other work she has done, makes her a superb fit for the appellate court.

  2. Separation of Church and State?

  3. Strange letter. Doesn't say he's a mamber. Does it mean Gleisner is anti death penalty and anti war?

    Wonder how the pastor came to know Bill's feelings?

    Wonder if Archbishop Dolan considers letters liek this normal for political purposes.

    Are all teaching of the Catolic Church "conservative"? or are thos the only one Gleisner and Lattos embrace?

    I see Bill divorced his wife in 1981.

  4. She's back again Capper. This time in the Freeman. She says

    I debated how much pundit capital of my own to spend defending a man whose own donation record is not perfect, although Neubauer’s is far worse. I’ve never met Gleisner. My husband, of course, as an unpaid volunteer, has cut radio ads for him because he believes Gleisner at least has some conservative values. Gleisner is also supported by some conservative Waukesha Judges and lawyers active in the County Republican party, including in leadership positions. But this needed to be said.

    It seems like she is trying to distance her husband from him by characterizing him as an unpaid volunteer. I thought I saw in a comment here that he is the advisor for the campaign?

    Now she says her husband thinks he has at least some consrvative values. His first commercial for Gleisner sounded like Gleisner was just slightly right of Reagan.

  5. There must be some deeper connection. She posts on Gableman in her red headed stepchild twice removed new blog that nobody reads except other bloggers and then only to tear her ignorant postings to shreds tinier than her IQ. But for two weeks in the paper that is read by a few people she rants about why conservatives should vote for a liberal that's not quite as liberal as the liberal appointed by Governor Doyle.

    Maybe it is a deeper seeded hatred for the governor than a love for the less liberal liberal? Maybe jealousy that he was AG for what 16years and Bucher couldn't get the job once.

    With what I have been reading she should just get over it because the only place her husband ever has a prayer of getting elected to anything again is in Waukesha County. So she should pick the Waukesha County job she wants for her husband and use the money she gets from teaching future journalists to hire people to stand on corners in a statute of liberty costume handing out handbills like they do for Liberty Tax Service.