April 15, 2010

Tommy Thompson says he will not challenge Russ Feingold for the Senate.

I was there for the announcement, at the big Tea Party rally at the Capitol Square in Madison, Wisconsin today:



Thompson took a lot of credit for his work as Governor and claimed to have instituted many of the Tea Party values. But, he said, it's time for a new generation to take over, and, besides, he promised his family...

I have lots more photographs of the rally, which drew a huge (and well-behaved) crowd. Someone on the podium declared there were 12,000 people there. I don't know if that's true, but you can judge for yourself from my photographs which will be up soon.

15 comments:

TosaGuy said...

Bye Tommy,

Don't let the door hit ya where the Lord split ya.

NotYourTypicalNewYorker said...

Well from your video I can see nothing but racists spewing racism and beating people over the heads with racist signs while chanting racist chants...

I'm sure ALL of the usual suspects here will see the same.


sarc/off

Doug Smith said...

Good riddance to another fat-cat RINO. Give us more Paul Ryans please.

k*thy said...

"claimed to have instituted many of the Tea Party values."

Yeah, well, not so much.

edutcher said...

Anytime a politician starts talking about being with his family, you can bet there's a skeleton getting ready to fall out of somebody's closet.

Freeman Hunt said...

We had a Tea Party in Fayetteville, Arkansas too.

AJ Lynch said...

Nice tush on that blonde in the gray skirt. I will have to watch the video.

MadisonMan said...

claimed

K*thy, emphasis on claimed.

Tommy left the state in not very good shape. Of course, he inherited a mess.

Scott said...

Lest we forget, as governor of Wisconsin, Tommy Thompson was a prime mover behind welfare reform and school choice initiatives that became models for other programs across the country. For that alone, Thompson deserves praise.

His record of public service is estimable and admirable. He is a patriot. It's sad to see him go, but we should be grateful for what he did.

Expat(ish) said...

Of course they are well behaved.

It's something you learn if you pay attention at school and get a job.

-XC

PS - Besides, it's hard to put a huge paper mache head of Obama as Hitler in the trunk of your mini-van.

Scott said...

(n.b.: I guess "estimable" and "admirable" are pretty close in meaning. The first means "worthy of esteem"; the second, "worthy of admiration". Hell, they sound good together.)

wv:deallo

lemondog said...

Ha, ha.

Eleanor and Hillary reflect favorably on tea bags.

2008
Clinton Invokes Eleanor Roosevelt

At an evening campaign stop, Clinton quoted Eleanor Roosevelt: “A woman is like a tea bag. You never know how strong she is until she's in hot water.”

Titus said...

I hate it when politicians say it is the most important election of their lifetimes.

When isn't the most important election of our lifetimes.

I just farted.

froggyprager said...

I was there and would say that there were more like 1000 people there and many there were police, reporters and curious folks. They were loosely packed in and only filled up 1/8 of the capitol square. Maybe Tommy realized he would have trouble running on the, I am a lobbyist and I ♥ Bush and I ♥ the Tea Party platform. Glad that some in the tea party have princples and boycotted the event because of Tommy.

Big Mike said...

Too bad. We need to take Wisconsin and California to retake the Senate. Have to find someone other than Thompson, that's all.