Late Wednesday irony alert: Conservatives close a meeting chaired by top state officials after making a fuss about the meeting described below they demanded be opened (and it was.)
There was a brief uproar in Madison over a plan to hold this morning a closed-door forum for legislators about climate change.
The meeting's bi-partisan sponsors quickly changed their minds about the format after broad criticism; the meeting is public and underway, I gather.
Note that conservatives were among the complainants, though the original format was intended to make it politically-easier (survivable?) for GOP legislators to attend without right-wing advocacy groups lambasting them for being willing to look at and listen to climate science which Professors Limbaugh, Hannity and McKenna deny.
The conservative critics would have more credibility had they been equally concerned about the heavy damage done to open government when GOP legislative leaders hired private attorneys with public funds to concoct the once-in-a-decade Wisconsin redistricting plan.
Then sent publicly-paid staffers out of the Capitol to work on district lines and constituency composition behind closed, lawyers' doors.
A process ripped for its lack of transparency by a federal judge - - appointed by Pres. Reagan.
More details, here.