Paul Adair is a 21-year Germantown resident, retired scientist, writer, and lecturer.
On Monday, the word broke of Supreme Court candidate Rebecca Bradley's horribly homophobic comments published in 1992 in the Marquette student newspaper. The awful statements have been widely circulated in national and state media, so I won't further describe them here.
The scene just keeps repeating. The Wisconsin legislature proposes a totally outrageous bill- for example, ending Open Records requirements for politicians or allowing the destruction of Indian mounds. State editorial boards decry the idea. People call and write and visit their Representatives in an attempt to stop it. If there is enough public outcry, some of the worst of the bills are quietly shelved by sending them back to committee to die.