Will Rogers, not Jesse James
If I did only half of the things i get credited or blamed for, I would be one busy guy.
I know how Jesse James felt when he got blamed for every robbery in six states, even when he was home in bed when the occurred.
MONDAY, Sept. 25, 2006, 6:53 p.m.I'm actually more like Will Rogers than Jesse James. All I know about Lew Wasserman is what I read in the paper.
Speaking of media hits...
Jeff Wagner is right (in another of his superbly argued columns)...
The Spivak and Bice hatchet job this Sunday on Milwaukee County DA independent candidate Lew Wasserman hit below the belt. I'll come out and say it: It had Xoff's hand written all over it. Calling someone's kids and basically asking if they like their dad? Some things should be off limits. Yes, even in campaigns, and, even in a Spice Boys column.
For someone who holds herself out as a journalist, or at least a journalism teacher, that is a totally reckless, baseless charge, made without a shred of evidence. It would be hard to find any evidence, of course, because I am totally innocent. And Jeff Wagner, while he didn't mention my name, basically seconded her motion. Dad29 chimed in, too, hiding behind his anonymity:
As Wagner (via Jessica) points out, the hit-job done by the SpiceBoyzzz had all the elements of a Christofferson/Xoff campaign trick: ignore the issues, go for the personal attacks.Speaking of personal attacks ... Am I guilty till proven innocent? Maybe I should hire that Wasserman guy to defend me. He now comes highly recommended by McBride and the other right-wingers, even though he comes out of deep left field.
UPDATE: I should not have lumped all right-wingers together. Texas Hold 'Em and Right Off the Shore have actually looked at Wasserman's campaign materials, and reach a different conclusion.
Afterthought: You don't suppose the source could have been one of those ex-wives or four kids he forget to mention, do you?