Daily Bread for 3.17.23: Offer and Acceptance (It’s Acceptance or Rejection that Matters)

Good morning.

St. Patrick’s Day in Whitewater will be cloudy with a high of 34. Sunrise is 7:01 AM and sunset 7:04 PM for 12h 02m 11s of daytime. The moon is a waning crescent with 22.5% of its visible disk illuminated.

 The City of Whitewater Common Council Whitewater Aquatic and Fitness Center Subcommittee meets at 10 AM

 On this day in 1776, the British Army evacuates Boston, ending the Siege of Boston, after George Washington and Henry Knox place artillery in positions overlooking the city.

When candidates run for office, they attract supporters desirable and undesirable. A few undesirables are bound to show up. It matters afterward how the candidate reacts. For former justice Dan Kelly, now running to return to the Wisconsin Supreme Court, that reaction is an embrace:

A right-wing activist who planned several “stop the steal” protests and was on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6, 2021 attack has spent the month of March in Wisconsin campaigning on behalf of conservative state Supreme Court candidate Daniel Kelly. 

Scott Presler, a Virginia native with a long history of right-wing extremism, called the Jan. 6 attack, “the largest civil rights protest in American history,” and has posted on social media about coming to Wisconsin to campaign with several local Republican groups. He’s appeared with the Republican Women of Waukesha County — a partisan group which drew attention in 2020 for giving a standing ovation to Kyle Rittenhouse’s mother at an event — and the Kenosha County Republican Party. 

“March is dedicated to Wisconsin,” Presler tweeted in late February. 

On March 15, a Kelly fundraising event in Brookfield listed Presler as the “special guest.” On March 12, the right-wing radio host Vicki McKenna posted a photo on Twitter of herself and conservative Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Braldey with Presler at an Ozaukee County Republican Party event. Kelly replied to the tweet, thanking the trio for their work helping his campaign. 

There was no steal. Biden carried Wisconsin and the nation.

For Kelly, the problem is not a supporter’s offer, it’s his own acceptance that tells the tale. 

Rejection of the offer would have absolved Kelly of blame; acceptance of the offer enmires him in a conspiracy theory. 

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5 days ago

see what you did there.
very sub-textual of you.