Wednesday in Whitewater will be breezy and humid, with a few strong t-storms, and a high of 84. Sunrise is 5:49 AM and sunset 8:12 PM for 14h 23m 10s of daytime. The moon is a waxing crescent with 29.4% of its visible disk illuminated.
On this day in 1977, the Tandy Corporation announces the TRS-80, one of the world’s first mass-produced personal computers.
For many years, Patrick Marley reported for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; recently he began reporting for the Washington Post. He’s written two big stories about Wisconsin politics since his recent arrival at the Post: Memo shows Wis. GOP lawyer [Glableman] privately opposed decertifying Biden’s 2020 win and Trump endorses challenger to Wisconsin GOP leader [Vos] who has probed 2020 election. (To my knowledge, Marley was the first to report on each of these developments.)
Of Gableman, Marley’s reporting reveals former justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court as a barker with private doubts about his own circus:
MADISON, Wis. — It was an extraordinary public statement from a former state Supreme Court justice hired by Republican lawmakers to probe the 2020 election: Wisconsin should take a “hard look” at canceling Joe Biden’s victory and revoking the state’s 10 electoral college votes.
The comment in March drew applause from a packed hearing room in the state Capitol and praise from former president Donald Trump, whose allies have called for throwing out the results in Wisconsin and other battleground states even though constitutional scholars have scoffed at the notion as absurd.
But a newly unearthed memo shows that the former justice, Michael Gableman, soon afterward offered a far different analysis in private.
“While decertification of the 2020 presidential election is theoretically possible, it is unprecedented and raises numerous substantial constitutional issues that would be difficult to resolve. Thus, the legal obstacles to its accomplishment render such an outcome a practical impossibility,” Gableman wrote to Assembly Speaker Robin Vos.
Gableman and a spokeswoman for Vos offered no comment on the memo.
For Gableman, mendacious in public still means mendacious. Knowing better in private reveals Gableman’s unsuitability as not only as a special counsel, but also as a member of the Wisconsin bar. Gableman merits an Office of Lawyer Regulation inquiry.
Of Vos, Marley reports that Trump’s decided that cannibalism’s not taboo after all:
Former president Donald Trump turned on Wisconsin’s Republican House speaker Tuesday, endorsing his opponent in next week’s primary, even though the speaker has spent the last year probing how the 2020 election was conducted.
Trump and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos have had a stormy relationship. Vos has sought to overhaul the state’s voting systems and authorized the wide-ranging review of the 2020 election. But he has been steadfast in resisting a push from Trump’s allies to try to undo Trump’s loss to President Biden. Such a move is legally impossible, so Vos has said legislators shouldn’t try to do it.
Trump and Vos have talked regularly about the review of the 2020 election, with the pair discussing the issue last year on the former president’s private plane. Trump expressed frustration in a lengthy statement Tuesday about Vos using the photo of the two in his primary race.
Trump in his statement said that “Vos has tried to mislead his constituents, sending out mailers that feature a picture he took with me — trying to make voters believe am a Vos supporter, which I am not. He does not come close to supporting America First policies, and I do not come close to supporting him.”
Instead, Trump said he is backing Adam Steen, who has called for decertifying the election and labeled Vos a traitor for not doing more to investigate the 2020 election. Trump called Steen a “rising patriotic candidate.”
Gableman’s a fraud and Trump’s insatiable.
James Webb Space Telescope delivers stunning Cartwheel Galaxy views: