As the campaign for Wisconsin Supreme Court heats up, its becoming more and more clear that liberal Marquette Law Professor Ed Fallone is not running against Justice Pat Roggensack, but what he calls "dysfunction" on the court. His whole campaign can be summed up in the old adage that one can judge a person based on the company they keep.
Fair enough, Mr. Fallone.
Let's take a look at the company Fallone is keeping. Below are the five worst endorsements that Ed Fallone is touting in his candidacy for Wisconsin Supreme Court:
1.) Rep. Gwen Moore - On Friday, the Fallone campaign announced the endorsement of Congresswoman Gwen Moore. Just citing the most recent antics from Rep. Moore include an incoherent rant that a 2nd Amendment without limits would lead to citizens acquiring submarines, she told MSNBC that abortion "affirms motherhood," and just last year she declared efforts to curb welfare fraud at strip clubs and liquor stores to be "mean spirited." Great pickup Ed.
2.) Kathleen Falk - Fallone's campaign to be an "independent" justice on the Supreme Court includes the endorsement of the Big Labor's failed recall candidate. The Dane County liberal allegedly signed a blood pledge with labor bosses during the 2012 recall primary stating that she would veto the state budget unless collective bargaining rights were restored. Falk embarrassingly lost to Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett by 24 points, who went on to lose to Gov. Scott Walker by 7 points. Yikes.
3.) United Wisconsin - Ed Fallone signed a recall petition for Governor Scott Walker. In fact, Fallone was so brazen in his recall fever that he wrote he saw no issue with judges signing the recall, even writing they should not have to recuse themselves from cases involving Gov. Scott Walker. So, naturally the group that organized the recall effort against Gov. Walker endorsed Fallone's candidacy. How did that whole recall thing turnout anyway?
4.) Madison Teachers Inc. - The Madison teachers union was quick to endorse Ed Fallone's candidacy, but this might be one that he would like to stay hidden. MTI of course were early organizers of the February 2011 protests at the Capitol and earned the disgust and ire of many Wisconsinites when teacher absences forced Madison schools to close for 4 days.
5.) Former Rep. Dave Obey - The former congressman and current lobbyist also endorsed the campaign of Ed Fallone. Obey of course retired in 2010 after sinking poll numbers revealed he would lose the seat he held for 21 consecutive terms after authoring the $825 billion failed stimulus bill. Obey was the epitome of big government liberalism.