Iran, SCOTUS, and the Republican Party of Sauk County, Wisconsin

Things that make me think of other things. One:

United Nations Names Iran to Commission on the Status of Women

Because women always suffer the most in earthquakes, the United Nations has named the grrrl-powered Islamic Republic of Iran to its Commission on the Status of Women. The UN made the move after Iran withdrew its equally comic bid to join the UN Human Rights Council last week.


Supreme Court weighs case of Christian group that bars gays

The Supreme Court considered on Monday whether a university can legally deny recognition to a Christian student group that excludes gays and nonbelievers.


Sauk Co. GOP: Rejects Leinenkugel bid

(Baraboo, WI) — The Republican Party of Sauk County (RPSC) adopted a resolution rejecting the United States Senate bid of Richard Leinenkugel as a Republican. Leinenkugel recently stepped down as Democratic Governor James Doyle’s Commerce Secretary to run as a Republican in a bid to run against Senator Russ Feingold.

Leinenkugel served as Commerce Secretary for the past 18 months. During his tenure as Wisconsin’s job czar, the state lost over 166,000 jobs. He also helped Governor Doyle secure the highly controversial $47 million high-speed train from Spain in a no-bid contract. Leinenkugel’s record also includes supporting the federal stimulus package, the Governor’s most recent budget that raised taxes and fees by over $3.5 million, and Doyle’s Global Warming bill; a bill that would have linked Wisconsin’s emission laws directly to California’s, subsidized construction in other states, and cost every family and business in Wisconsin more for every drop of electricity they use.

“Obviously, Mr. Leinenkugel has spent too much time in the family tasting room”, says RPSC Chair Tim McCumber, referring to the Leinenkugel Brewery in Chippewa Falls. “This isn’t a matter of someone who might be in the middle of the road or even a ‘RINO’ (Republican in Name Only); this guy is a ‘DIRC’ — a Democrat in Republican Clothes.” McCumber adds, “If he wants to defeat Senator Feingold, then he should do it in the Democratic primary”.

Yeah, I know: big tent and all that. Still, there’s got to be a limit somewhere, right?

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