Monday, March 14, 2011

Something the senator didn't bargain for?

From a Grumpy Abe reader, exactly as sent to me. What more could I say?:

Protesters who marched at the home of Wisconsin state senator Randy Hopper (R-Fond du Lac) were met with something of a surprise on Saturday. Mrs. Hopper appeared at the door and informed them that Sen. Hopper was no longer in residence at this address, but now lives in Madison, WI with his 25-year-old mistress.

Blogging Blue reports that the conservative Republican's much-younger new flame is currently employed as a lobbyist for right-wing advocacy group Persuasion Partners, Inc., but was previously a state senate staffer who worked on the Senate Economic Development Committee alongside Mr. Hopper. Her bio has been scrubbed from the Persuasion Partners' website, but a screen-grab is available here.

Sen. Hopper has worked closely with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker to implement the state's new anti-labor laws and enact policies favorable to the interests of big business. Like Walker, Hopper is one of the Republican politiciansnamed in a massive recall effort spearheaded by Wisconsin Democrats.

According to Wisconsin law, state elected officials who have served at least one year of their current term are eligible for recall by voters. Hopper was elected state senator for district 18 in the fall of 2008, making him eligible for recall, whereas Governor Walker will not be eligible until 2012.

Blogging Blue also reports that Mrs. Hopper intends to sign the recall petition against her husband. The petition has already been signed by the family's maid.


JLM said...

The Senator says he is residing in an undisclosed location due to death threats he received following his vote to do away with collective bargaining.

Perhaps said death threats actually came from the little woman.

FoxNewsFan84 said...

Should left wing protestors really be showing up at the homes of Republican politicians? That seems like an attempt at intimidation and is grossly inappropriate, even by the standards of unions.

I am really becoming concerned about some of the hate and vitriol coming from these pro union supporters. It is one thing when Democrats like Sherrod Brown compare Scott Walker to Hitler. But now we have protestors showing up at politicians homes, numerous death threats being made, etc.

Where oh where are the civility police?

JLM said...

Where, oh where are the hypocrisy police?

Mencken said...

I think it's hysterical that the guy's maid was the first one to sign the recall petition.

Egregious, what part of FOX news are you a fan of anyway, because apparently you're not paying attention.

Mencken said...

By the way, I spoke with the Civility Police's Public Information Officer, and he apologized for his troops being behind in their work.... it seems the Limbaugh & Beck comments on Japan are keeping them very, very busy.