[originally posted at 9:27 Sunday, June 10, 2012] You couldn't help notice all the people out and about this past weekend in Milwaukee - - baited by Scott Walker from a suburban perch as the city the state should dread.
People do not want to see Wisconsin "become another Milwaukee," Walker said.Bradford Beach and the north end of the Lakefront was mobbed by people of all races and ages, while PrideFest kicked off the Festival season at the south end.
While just a few miles to the west, more than 119,000 fans attended the Friday-Sunday three-game series against the San Diego Padres, a weak, a non-division opponent.
The city has a lot to offer. People who live here get the most out of Milwaukee, like to show it off and welcome the visitors - - as do the businesses and their workers who cater to them in the state's commercial and financial center.
It was an odd way to treat all those job-creators, don't you think?
Walker and his people can say that you do what you have to do to win an election, but using Willie Horton-style TV ads and speaking stereotypically about the biggest city in the state to appeal to voters elsewhere isn't going to be forgotten soon.
And will take more than an offering of a beer and a brat at a picnic of elected officials at the Governor's Mansion to be forgiven.