Thursday, July 06, 2006

Bucher and McBride, by the numbers

Would-be attorney general Paul Bucher's latest assault on immigrants brings to mind a question raised by Cory Liebmann a month ago, when Jessica McBride, Bucher's wife, was spreading the untrue report that the person who went on a shooting rampage in South Shore Park was an illegal.

McBride said then she was working on a "research project" for the right-wing Wisconsin Policy Research Institute.

Liebmann asked some good questions at the time. Given Bucher's release of a whole new batch of statistics this week, they deserve to be asked again. And they deserve some answers:
...Jessica McBride is reportedly working on a “research project” on immigration for the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute. It sounds like the “research” will focus on illegal immigrants in our corrections system. Next thing you know, her husband and Republican candidate for Attorney General, Paul Bucher is touting numbers in today’s paper. What kind of numbers? Numbers of how many illegal immigrants have been paroled in Wisconsin.

... Is this a simple coincidence that just as McBride is doing her “research” on this specific subject that her husband starts releasing data on the same topic?

Did McBride give or otherwise share this information with her husband?

If she is being paid by the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute (a self described nonpartisan/non-profit) for her “research”, is it appropriate for her to also give this information to a political campaign?

Does this mean that WPRI is coordinating it’s efforts with the Bucher Campaign?

Does all of this pass the smell test? Is it appropriate?
UPDATE: Cory Liebmann asks: What is the deal?

UPDATE 2: Grumps: Truth takes a detour.


At 10:58 PM, Blogger realdebate said...

You are concerned about a smell test?

How about some truth in advertising Bill.

This is from your latest lie filled slime of Mark Green.

Center for Responsive Politics lists $43,850 Mark Green has taken $43,850 from oil companies: :$3,500 from the Petroleum Marketers Association; $3,000 from the Society of Independent Gas Marketers; $2,500 from Koch Industries; $1,000 from Phillips Petroleum; $1,000 each from Exxon Mobil and Valero Energy, and $500 each from Enron, BP, and Occidental. PAC contributions only; individual donations not included.

Do the math bill, add it all up it is $13,500 not $40,000.

How do yo rectify pointing out where someone got a little bit of campaign cash when you are shilling for mr sell out to WEAC and the casinos and the trial lawyers and Adelmen and about 100 other groups..

This will likely bite you in the ass Bill.

Have you ever heard the parable about taking the plank out of your own eye before worrying about the speck in someone elses?

At 12:35 AM, Blogger Kenwood Park said...

Uhhhhh . . . but to return to our program, about the point of this post? Anything to say about Mc/Bucher. . . ?

Nah, I didn't think so.


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