I found in my newspaper tube today four fliers rubber-banded together: One is for Tom Taylor; one for Alan Hammelman; a slick for Rebecca Dallet (running for Milwaukee County Circuit Court); and one of those strange alphabet-soup screeds that infest local races, this one railing against Basil Ryan.
This anti-Basil Ryan sheet is paid for by Pete Kosovich, who evidently feels he need not spend that time or effort on his own aldermanic campaign.
Very odd - has he agreed to take one in the shins for the mayor? Or does he just really, really dislike Basil Ryan?
Mr. Kosovich is a brave man, as Ryan is litigious enough to take offense at some of the material on the sheet ("Basil Ryan has had many encounters with Milwaukee & Franklin Police"), which is paid for by "Friends of Pete Kosovich."
And I realize I spelled "Kosovich" wrong a couple days back, but the word on the fifth line of his tract should be spelled "embarrassment." (Irony again).
So - since they're all rubber-banded together, are these guys some kind of "package deal"?
It doesn't inspire a great deal of confidence, to say the very least. I'll wager more votes were lost than gained by each candidate rubber-banded into this mess.