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Frank Lasee Leaves United States Senate Race

January 30, 2012

Will anyone notice?

State Senator Frank Lasee (R-Depere) announced Sunday that he is suspending his campaign for the U.S. Senate. 

Lasee issued a statement Sunday night. 

“After much consideration and prayer with my wife, Amy and I have determined this is not the right time to run for the U.S. Senate,” said Lasee. “My campaign has received a lot of support throughout the State and we deeply appreciate all of the volunteers, new and familiar friends who believed in me and our message of a limited constitutional government.”

What was not stated in the release was the fact Frank Lasse has very limited potential, and never a snowball’s chance to gain traction with the real players in the Republican primary.

I know that Frank Lasee was considering the idea of running for Congress a few years ago, and this year was eager for the U.S. Senate. So perhaps we should deduce from his yearning to break free for higher ground that he is bored with doing the work that is required for the voters that elected him.  That is not the best message to be sending over and over, though I understand many politicians do make that mistake.

My real problem with Frank Lasee is not that he is a conservative Republican, but rather that he is just not to be taken seriously in the Legislature. 

Lasee was the one who publicly advocated in October 2006 that teachers should be armed in the classroom as a way to curtail gun violence in schools. After there was public backlash over the idea Lasee was forced to modify his plan to say that guns would be stored in a lock-box.    It was never answered as to why making a teacher resemble Matt Dillon from “Gunsmoke” would have been a good idea.

Over and over Frank Lasee has proven not to be a pragmatic thinker, but just another modern-day conservative hunting for a better job.  Now he will sit out the Wisconsin Senate race and ponder his future.

But don’t worry Frank, I hear there will be another presidential election in 2016, and you sound just like the guy who thinks he can win.

One Comment
  1. Solly permalink
    January 30, 2012 8:45 PM

    So Crazy Frank ended his orgy of ego masturbation of thinking he could be a credible U.S. Senate candidate. I guarantee Bob La Follette’s statue in Statuary Hall in the Capitol would have spontaneously combusted (no mean feat for marble) if Frankie had pulled a Johnson and been sworn in. So he and his wife Amy prayed for a sign, and God, taking a break from helping Tim Tebow pull it out in the fourth quarters, said “Nah, fuggetaboutit.” As Newtie would say, what a bunch of pious baloney! Maybe the sound of crickets after Frankie announced he was considering a run had more to do with it. Darn, we’ll never see Frankie try to convince Mitch McConnell and Jim DeMint and the rest of the Senate to adopt the “Wisconsin Idea” that concealed weapons are a great idea for a Capitol building, like they are in Madison.

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