Monday, August 21, 2006

Just put Peg down as undecided

And put JB down as knowing which side his bread is buttered on. JS reports:
Turning 1st time into a crime
Bucher, Falk back DWI changes

Attorney general candidates Paul Bucher and Kathleen Falk favor criminalizing first-time drunken-driving offenses in Wisconsin, the last state where such an offense is only an ordinance violation.

The Republican Bucher and the Democrat Falk also favor giving law enforcement the power to conduct roadside sobriety checkpoints. Wisconsin is one of 11 states prohibiting the checkpoints...

J.B. Van Hollen, a former U.S. attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin and Bucher's opponent in the GOP primary Sept. 12, opposes criminalizing first-time drunken driving and allowing sobriety checkpoints.

Van Hollen has the endorsement of the Wisconsin Tavern League in the race...

No position for Lautenschlager

Peg Lautenschlager, the Democratic incumbent who faces Falk, the Dane County executive, in the primary, declined to take a position.

"She'll follow whatever the Legislature dictates," Lautenschlager campaign spokesman Greg Leifer said. "It's a complicated issue."

... Lautenschlager was convicted of drunken driving in 2004 while using a state car, which she has called the biggest mistake of her life...


At 12:11 AM, Blogger Michael J. Mathias said...

I was typing a post about this issue when I saw yours. I guess you have to stay up pretty late to beat Xoff.

By the way, have you noticed that Bucher still has a news release on his web site that mentions Balchunas? Shouldn't that get modified, too?

At 8:07 AM, Blogger goofticket said...

DUI, DWI laws are the job of the legislature.
Any and every lawyer can scream to their heart's content about it.
Especially those whose job it is to enforce the laws. What the Atty' Gen. candidates fail to understand is that it is not their job to do so.
Once they get in office and a case comes up regarding their pre-election positions is brought up. We have a case that is questionable in fairness.
The legislature should have addressed this.
Could Xoff is his archival memory go find the voting records of bills proposed and bills passed/failed with the current candidates voting records on this issue?


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