Governor Doyle Shows He Is Fiscally Prudent And Enjoys A Fine Film
It is nice to see the man who leads Wisconsin wearing sneakers and relaxed clothing and doing what the rest of us do on a Saturday night.
After a sun-filled and remarkable spring day in Madison the clouds moved in on cold winds late in the afternoon. We had been shopping, stopped in to say hello to my niece, and then caught some food. Being that it was so nice when we left home in mid-afternoon I told James we did not need any jackets. (I really am the eternal optimist.) Now it was cold outside and there was only one place that we thought perfect to warm up. That was a movie theatre. In reality, any excuse for a good film is not hard for me to come by.
As we sat waiting for the film to roll Governor Doyle and his wife Jessica walked in and sat three rows up. Like us, they also chose aisle seats. It was a packed house at the budget theater in Market Square as everyone was ready to watch ”Atonement”, a film about fledgling writer Briony Tallis, a 13-year-old who irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister’s lover of a crime he did not commit. Set in England starting in the mid-1930′s the film takes us into WWII, and follows the heartaches of love and loss. The movie was excellent and one I highly recommend.
I smiled to James that the GOP charges of Doyle being a big spending liberal seemed hollow as he sat with other budget conscious movie fans in Madison. It was just nice to see Governor Doyle able to relax on a Saturday night with his wife and be just like everyone else. He certainly deserves it.
P.S. They did not buy any popcorn. Neither did we. (You need a bank loan for a bag of the stuff.)