In June 1956, my great-grandfather walked over to Nana's house for his breakfast - a raw egg in a glass of beer. He didn't even stir it. He enjoyed a very long life. That day he said he had an appointment with Judge Jenkins. Whenever they talked about stuff they didn't want Jack and I to hear, they switched over to the mother tongue with all the vowels.
After he left, I asked Nana what a judge was. She replied he was a very wise man, who made important decisions and laws, and commanded a great deal of respect. She did not say when they got together in chambers, they physically assaulted each other, choking and the like. Then taking a page from our favorite vaudeville team, Deny and Obfuscate, they would fib about it.
That is a snapshot of our present Wisconsin Supreme Court. It wouldn't even be a common sense assembly on Pluto. It is imperative we clean house and rid the court of this monkey business and extreme partisanship. We have a Justice, Patience Roggensack, who on two occasions voted to protect other Justices who broke the law and violated judicial ethics.
Justice Michael Gableman was accused of violating the law by an individual non-partisan review board. Roggensack did nothing.
Justice Ann Walsh Bradley ruled on cases involving a bank her husband had a large financial interest in. Roggensack did nothing.
Justice David Prosser choked an elderly woman in front of witnesses. She was also a judge. Again, the court did nothing.
Ed Fallone is a decent and wise and fair-minded man. He is the man to get us back to where we should be, a respectful and respected Supreme Court. And he is the man who will not rubber stamp Gov. Scott Walker's agenda.
Great-grandfather would approve. Vote Ed Fallone on April 2.