Tuesday, September 26, 2006

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.

Jessica McBride:
MONDAY, Sept. 25, 2006, 6:53 p.m.
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.
I'm actually more like Will Rogers than Jesse James. All I know about Lew Wasserman is what I read in the paper.

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?


At 3:16 PM, Blogger Mike said...

Dad29 hiding behind his anonymity. Do you mean like the people who support the 527s?

At 4:27 PM, Blogger Xoff said...

Hate to get technical on you, but 527s disclose donors and expenses.

You are talking about 501(c)(4)s, like All Children Matter, WMC, and the Alliance for Wisconsin Families or whatever Steve King calls his group.

At 5:09 PM, Blogger George Roberts said...

Love your last line. That was my bet as to the source, i.e., a woman scorned . . . or maybe a son or daughter spurned.

At 9:03 PM, Blogger Mike said...


Great, so you wouldn't mind asking Michelle McGrorty to send me a list of contributers to the Greater Wisconsin Committee since the first of the year. Thanks.

At 9:11 PM, Blogger Xoff said...

As a 501(c)(4), Greater Wisconsin Committee is not required to disclose its donors. Same rule as applies to All Children Matter, WMC, Alliance for Wisconsin Families, etc.

GWC complies with all state and federal election and tax laws.

Until the law changes, unilateral disarmament does not seem wise.

But just for fun, ask Steve King and George Mitchell for their donor lists.

At 7:21 AM, Blogger Mike said...


The Green Bay Press Gazette classified the GWC and the others as 527s, which is what confussed me. Thanks for the correct info. I dislike the entire process and all of the oranizations that participate. I have contacted the others and expressed my concerns. As a voter, that is about all I can do.

For fun I read your stuff and make a comment once and a while.


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