Sunday, September 27, 2009

Is Bucher Setting Up For Another Run At Attorney General?

I am sure you all have heard the news by now. Superlawyer Paul Bucher has filed for a divorce from Jessica McBride. This is the second marriage that McBride has broken up due to infidelity.

NOTE: In the interest of fairness, Cindy Kilkenny is the one that broke the story first.

Now there could be a lot of easy cracks and jokes that could be made about this situation, but seeing as that I'm not a talk radio host, I have some sense of decorum and only hope that the children are able to cope with their family being torn apart like this.

But this post by Harris Kane, in which he ponders whether Bucher was the one that first leaked the information about the affair, made me think things through a little farther. I would not be surprised if Paul Bucher makes another run at the Attorney General's office.

Consider these observations:

1) Bucher has been keeping his name in the news on regular occasions, usually due to some case or another that he has picked up as a cause.

2) The current Attorney General, J. B. Van Hollen, who beat Bucher in last elections primary, has not been doing a stellar job. Van Hollen has first bragged about not needing as much money to run the crime lab, but during budget time, asks for millions of tax payer money to run the crime lab. He has issued the irresponsible statement regarding open carry for guns. And most recently, it was revealed that there are thousands of DNA samples that were never recorded. All of this makes Van Hollen more vulnerable.

3) Many political pundits considered McBride to be a hindrance to Bucher's last campaign, due to her poorly thought out, crass and abrasive comments about any number of subjects including racial issues.

With repeated exposure, the current AG's failings, and losing some baggage, Bucher could be conceivably setting himself up for another run at the AG's office. It's a thought anyway.

I will leave off of this subject with a recommendation that everyone, right or left, read the Musings of a Thoughtful Conservative, especially this passage:

The last thing I want to do is engage in anything that comes close to schadenfreude, but maybe I already have. My hope is that maybe in the cacophony of faux outrage from the left (she has always been a lightning rod for the left in south east Wisconsin, probably because of her strong opinions) and silence or counter outrage on the right, my small voice will still be heard.

I ache for them both and I pray for them both. Divorce is messy, even if we think it’s unavoidable. And there’s a child involved which never makes it easier.

1 comment:

  1. Let's not forget this irresponsible statement from Van Hollen regarding drunk driving...