Tuesday, October 2, 2007

About That State Budget...Can You Say "Fore" Instead?

When you consider the budget stalemate and all the other public issues that are stalled or moving backward in Wisconsin - - can you react with anything but disgust when you read the details about the following two golf fundraisers in the coming days for legislators, at $500-$700 a pop.

And while you're reading, ask yourself:

Who do you think attends these high-dollar events?

And why do you think legislators hold them?

First the Democrats:

"Save the Date," begins the invitation from the Assembly Democratic Campaign Committee (ADCC), sent via the Internets from a faithful blog reader.

"Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007


Edelweiss Chalet Country Club
W4764 Edelweiss Rd
New Glarus , WI

Registration 10:30 am – Shotgun start – 11:00 am – Buffet Reception 4 – 6 pm

$700 per player - $2500 foursome (includes golf, cart, sleeve of balls, practice balls, hole & team prizes, buffet reception)

Golf/Hole Sponsor - $3000 foursome / Hole Sponsor only, $750
Buffet Reception Only - $250

Conduit and Individual contributions accepted, no corporate or PAC contributions."

And not to be outdone, and in the bi-partisan spirit, let's tee off on a similar event for State Sen. Alberta Darling, (R-River Hills):

"Seventh Annual Darling Classic 10/2/2007

11:00 am The Bog, 3121 County Highway I, Saukville.

11:00 am Registration/Lunch

Driving Range Opens 12:00 pm

Shotgun Start 5:00-6:00 pm

Cocktail Reception & Award Ceremony $500 Golf and Reception (Includes all associated costs)

$100 Reception Only

$2000 Hole Sponsorship."

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