Emotions boiled over Wednesday after the issue of weakening the Milwaukee County Board got mixed into debate over a proposed deal on transferring a county water tower to Wauwatosa.
Don Tyler, County Executive Chris Abele’s top aide, strode straight to Supervisor John Weishan Jr. immediately after a committee hearing adjourned, pounded his fist on a table, and told Weishan he should have raised his concerns about the water deal with him privately before the meeting.
Weishan, momentarily taken aback, yelled as Tyler left the room, “Ha! We’ll have your head on a stick!”
Pounding one’s fist on a table while admonishing someone is most certainly not acceptable behavior, so Don Tyler was clearly in the wrong, but Weishan’s threat that “we” (presumably his colleagues on the County Board) would have Tyler’s head on a stick certainly isn’t appropriate either.
Two wrongs most certainly don’t make a right, but Weishan’s behavior certainly isn’t becoming for an elected official.