cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
We have an election coming up next Tuesday. It concerns the Wisconsin Supreme Court with current Justice Roggensack trying to earn a new ten-year term on the high court.
A conveniently released recusal from Justice Ann Walsh Bradley made the front page of the morning Journal Sentinel. Convenient in that it was issued now and is used by Bradley to attempt to sway the election so that Roggensack will not be returned to the Court.
Roggensack is usually a conservative voice on the Court. Walsh is usually not a conservative voice on the Court. It is obvious from their campaigns that neither of Roggensack’s opponents in Tuesday’s primary election is conservative; anything but it seems.
I agree that the Wisconsin Supreme Court is dysfunctional. I wish that it weren’t but it will likely remain dysfunctional until one or more retirements occur. While it will likely remain dysfunctional, it is extremely important, to me as a conservative person, that it also remains as conservative as it is today; even though one of the conservatives could switch sides in any decision as we saw in the U.S. Supreme Court decision on PPACA (a/k/a ObamaCare).
We have seen how the court system can be used to slow and even thwart the will of the electorate. Virtually every action by our current Governor and Republican legislature will be challenged through every level of the judiciary. It is critical that Roggensack be given a new ten-year term in this race and that process has its first test next Tuesday.
No matter your political persuasion, please exercise your right to vote.