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Wisconsin AG Van Hollen Shows True Partisan Colors

November 4, 2008

Does this surprise any of us?  We all knew the reasons for his attempts to disenfranchise Wisconsin voters was to assist a fellow Republican.

After claiming for weeks that there was nothing partisan about his ambitious election season regimen of suing the Government Accountability Board and dispatching attorneys and special agents to polling places where high Democratic turnouts might reasonably be expected, Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen comes out of the closet Tuesday night.

He’s co-hosting the “Wisconsin GOP Election Night Party” — where supporters of John McCain and Sarah Palin will toast their successes or drown their sorrows — at a Waukesha hotel.

Van Hollen, a McCain campaign co-chair, will be joined by other non-partisan good government activists like Republican congressmen Paul Ryan and Jim Sensenbrenner.

Even a fellow Republican frowns on the political actions of Van Hollen.

Ronald Michaelson, the former executive director of the Illinois Board of Elections who serves as a key member of the McCain-Palin campaign’s “Honest and Open Election Committee,” was asked by ProPublica reporter Chisun Lee whether he could name a single instance in which fake voter registrations lead to phony votes.

“Do we have a documented instance of voting fraud that resulted from a phony registration form?” asked Michaelson rhetorically. “No, I can’t cite one chapter and verse.”

He was also asked whether Republican campaigners — and, presumably, officials such as Van Hollen — have gone too far in stirring up fears about voter fraud. “Well, it doesn’t help,” admitted Michaelson. “It has captured the attention of a lot of people. Maybe it’s because there’s nothing else to talk about.”


  1. November 4, 2008 10:33 AM

    As McCain Chair he should not therefore been using his office and position to disenfranchise Wisconsin voters. I love how the GOP wears the flag lapel pins while promoting all the high-minded notions of law and order and democracy. But in the end the lapel pin is a symbol for them. The last few weeks Van Hollen showed the state what it means to be a Republican. It was not pretty. But it was a good lesson for younger voters to learn as they were paying attention.

    BTW…you will note that when you have something of note to say you ARE posted. When you trot off your usual rants and think they will be posted, be advised they will not. We can agree to disagree, but you must not think your one liners that have even made other blogs take note of you will find any favor here. Otherwise, you are welcome to comment all you want.

  2. November 4, 2008 10:26 AM

    He is the McCain Chair for Wisconsin of course he is hosting the event.

    Where is your otrage against leftist judges squelching speech?

    Your partisan view is only a one way street.

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