Skip to comments.Wisconsin governor lights Christmas tree among protesters; Jauch upset about ceremony timing
Posted on 12/02/2011 1:36:41 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
Even the annual lighting of Wisconsin's Christmas tree today couldn't escape politics. Protesters turned their backs as Gov. Scott Walker lit the tree and one Democratic state senator complained about the timing of the ceremony.
Protesters turned their backs as Gov. Scott Walker lit the tree and one Democratic state senator complained about the timing of the ceremony.
Sen. Bob Jauch of Poplar said Walker purposefully held the lighting in the morning because he was afraid protesters would disrupt a noontime event. A couple dozen protesters, many of them holding Recall Walker signs, did not interrupt the governor or cause any disruptions.
About 200 people attended the event, many of them members of the military who were being honored during the ceremony, but Jauch said there should have been more than 1,000.
It's normally a joyous occasion, Jauch said. He has screwed up one of the finest traditions in the state Capitol.
Walker spokesman Cullen Werwie said the lighting was held in the morning because the governor had midday speaking engagements and scheduling conflicts in Milwaukee that he could not change. He said he felt the ceremony was just as joyous as always.
We were happy that Sen. Jauch attended the Christmas tree lighting ceremony this morning, Werwie said.
(Excerpt) Read more at duluthnewstribune.com ...
Senator Bob Jauch of Poplar is a first-class, 24-karat, certifiable horse’s a$$.
At the link, the article goes on to say that there was a second ceremony (over which Jauch presided) held at noon and only about 2 dozen people attended.
BTW, I’ve seen Bob Jauch in action in the budget hearings in Madison and he’s nothing but a big blowhard. He reminds me of Dick Durbin, or Barney Frank. Need I say more?
Agreed. Excellent description.
Maybe he held it in the morning because space was limited and he knew most of the protestors would still be sleeping off their booze and pot party of the night before.
I don’t get it - atheists shouldn’t even be celebrating Christmas - why the hell do they care what we do?
Riiiiight! The pro-pesters had nothing to do with that, did they?
funny name for a newspaper...LOL.
Jauch sounds like a 100% USDA primegrade jackwagon.
Fingertips gone awry! Should have said Tribune!
Wisconsin libs are some of the most miserable people you can find. That’s why they try to inflict their misery on the rest of the state. I can’t recall conservatives protesting at any official ceremonies when Jim Doyle was governor. These are awful people we’re talking about.
When I read that, I figured he was upset that it timed during the Christmas season.
Most people are FORCED to join the union. We need a right to work country, and no one should be forced to join any association, and that goes for a lot of this licensing stuff too.
God love Scott Walker for putting up with this nonsense. I wish all those Dems would pack up and leave forever. THey could take Dale Schultz with them. THen Scott could just declare those seats vacant and we could have new elections to fill them.
The governor had the ceremony in the morning, before the Democrats in their occupy tents woke up around noon!
I am liking this guy Walker more and more. Smart.
Uhh..... No. That would be you and your ilk, jerk-wad!
SCUMBAGS each and every one of them.Good for the GUV.
“Sen. Bob Jauch of Poplar”
Is this one of the libs that took off and hid out or is this one of their supporters?
Jauch was one of the “flee baggers”. He was not eligible for recall this time around because he had recently been re-elected. You have to wait a year after the last election to recall a Senator. He’s just bad news from a safe district.
Speaking from experience in Illinois, Wisconsinites don’t know how lucky they are to have a governor like Scott Walker.
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