The only problem with Judge Koschnick’s “clean campaign” pledge is the fact that his own campaign is not abiding by it, as evidenced by a recent mailing:
The Rule of Law is vanishing quietly as the Office of the Chief Justice transforms the Wisconsin Supreme Court into a haven of judicial activism that sucks the life from our economy and jeopardizes public safety.
The quiet menace of tyranny lurks in the shadows as liberal judges seize power from the people’s legislature. In all of this, one common thread emerges …
The quiet menace of tyranny? Sounds pretty negative to me, but that’s not all the letter says:
On the other hand. Shirley Abrahamson has lost sight of these crucial principles. Instead, she is leading our entire legal system down a destructive path toward her revolutionary dream of a Supreme Court with unchecked power to re-create society in its own image.
So not only does Chief Justice Abrahamson represent the “quiet menace of tyranny,” but she is also leading our entire legal system down a “destructive path toward her revolutionary dream of a Supreme Court with unchecked power.” That all sounds pretty negative to me, which seems to fly directly in the face of Judge Koschnick’s clean campaign pledge. Call me crazy, but saying one thing and doing another seems like the very definition of hypocrisy.