Monday, January 10, 2011

Jagler's Lateral Ends Up Incomplete

Dan Bice of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that State Representative Kelda Helen Roys overstepped herself when she issued a covenant regarding expected behaviors and wanted her fellow Democrats to sign it.

As if the state Democrats, who had their butts handed to them last November, needed any further embarrassment, right?

The right wingers were besides themselves, chortling over this obvious faux pas.

But what everyone appears to miss is the implications of John Jagler's quote:
John Jagler, the former Milwaukee radio voice who now is spokesman for Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald (R-Horicon), said his side of the aisle already knows what is expected of them. They don't need a written agreement, he said, instructing them to attend floor sessions on time, to prepare for meetings and to reach out to constituents.
Maybe the Assembly Democrats need to be told what to do, Jagler said. And since the covenant is still a draft, he said, Assembly Dems could go one step further by adding amendments reminding members to maintain their personal hygiene.

"We would appreciate it on full session days," he joked.
What Jagler just implied is that conformity is the rule of the land in Republican-land, and individuality is not approved of.

The other thing to note is that Jagler might have made a mistake by leaving WTMJ. With the personal adolescent insults and being a paid spokesman for the Republicans, Jagler could have been the next Charlie Sykes, but one with a personality.

And speaking of Sykes, would someone please make sure that he gets the memo that Jagler has left TMJ? Sykes still apparently considers him "one of their own."

1 comment:

  1. give us Jagler back, you can have Sykes and Wagner