Daily Bread for 4.26.22: Trump v. Vos

Good morning.

Tuesday in Whitewater will be cloudy with a high of 47.  Sunrise is 5:54 AM and sunset 7:50 PM for 13h 55m 53s of daytime.  The moon is a waning crescent with 19.1% of its visible disk illuminated.

Whitewater’s Board of Assessment meets at 6:30 PM.

On this day in 1564, William Shakespeare is baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England (date of birth is unknown).

Update, afternoon of 4.26: Trump wins — Vos extends Gableman’s contract. No surprise that Trump’s assist gives Gableman more time. Vos has been walkin’ around with a laminated KICK ME sign on his back for months. Some office furniture may already be gone, but Gableman will likely get to keep his mouse pad a little longer…

Michael Gableman’s contract ends soon, and he’s angling for an extension:

[Assembly Speaker Robin] Vos gave Gableman a $676,000 taxpayer-funded budget, which includes an $11,000 monthly salary. Since the review launched, Gableman has missed multiple deadlines to issue a final report.


In recent weeks Gableman appeared on former White House adviser Steve Bannon’s podcast to put pressure on Vos to extend his contract with the state beyond April — Vos’ deadline to complete the review. At one point, Gableman told Bannon’s fans to call and email Vos and ask him not to pick up his office furniture Tuesday

(Emphasis added to highlight the pathos of it all.)

Perhaps all is not lost for Gableman and his extra-wide office chair, as Donald J. Trump has come to his defense:

Without naming Vos, Trump suggested in a statement to his millions of supporters that the Rochester Republican will see a successful primary opponent if he does not extend former Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman’s contract with the state Assembly.

“Anyone calling themselves a Republican in Wisconsin should support the continued investigation in Wisconsin without interference,” Trump said. 

“I understand some RINOs have primary challengers in Wisconsin. I’m sure their primary opponents would get a huge bump in the polls if these RINOs interfere,” Trump said, using an acronym for “Republicans In Name Only.” Trump did not name Vos’ primary opponent Adam Steen. 

Molly Beck has the full beat-the-repo-man story at Trump turns up the heat on Wisconsin Republican leader Robin Vos to keep Gableman election probe alive.

Easter in destroyed Chernihiv: A message of hope and peace prevails:

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