Didn’t get it.
Today Milwaukee County Supervisor Deanna Alexander, the chief hit person for Patti Logsdon’s campaign against Steve Taylor went beyond mudslinging in a lengthy personal attack piece on her own website.
In the piece that is available on a Franklin social media website and on Alexander’s own site Alexander alleges Taylor screamed at her when the two were heading into a private meeting downtown, castigated her in the elevator up to the meeting, and continued to embarrass her at the meeting.
Was the behavior proper, correct? If it happened the way she said, of course not.
As a professional writer my entire professional career I couldn’t help but notice how Alexander could recollect in 2018 actual direct quotes where she used direct quotation marks about this incident dating back to 2014.
Let’s be real. An elected official blasting another colleague, in public and/or at a private meeting?
This wouldn’t have been the first time that’s happened. Not exactly breaking news, especially 3-4 years later.
If Alexander thought she would get a ton of traction when Mark Belling brought the issue up on his show today she was sorely disappointed.
The entire show podcast is here, and here’s an excerpt:
I find likeability to be about at the bottom of what I care about in a politician.
I would much rather vote for a jerk I agree with than the nicest person in the world I disagree with.
So if Steve can be a jerk or if he rubs some people the wrong way, that in my mind is not a reason to vote against him.
First of all there’s two sides to every story. So he yelled at her and he was acting like a jackass.
Deanna’s putting all this stuff that Steve’s a dink and maybe he is.
My reaction to all that is so what. So he’s a dink.
Is he a good county board member which is a better question and the thing that voters down there need to react to.
Belling went on to say that Logsdon might be the better choice, but he didn’t come close to dismissing Taylor.