March 13, 2011

Meade and I arrive at the Capitol to find it mostly back to normal.



We see the nearly empty rotunda, climb to the first floor where we stop by the security desk in front of Gov. Scott Walker's office and check out the Veterans Memorial and the bust of Robert LaFollette. Back in the rotunda, Meade interviews a hunger striker and sings "On Wisconsin," and I improvise the first take of my "We Won" poem. Outside, I talk to a Capitol policeman about politics, Meade interviews some runners, and we admire a baby in a Bucky Badger hat.

15 comments:

edutcher said...

Beautiful building, glad to see some people know how to treat it.

As to da pome, hope you're right, Madame.

PS Meade, don't let the singing get in the way of your day job, kid.

And keep the pretty girl in the act.

PETER V. BELLA said...

Looks like the hunger striker is going to starve to death.

Julius said...

off-topic:

Hipster traps spotted in NYC.

David said...

Now the real crazies return--the politicians.

Steve Burri said...

I want to thank both of you for your pictures, videos, and commentary. Since I couldn't be in Madison myself, this was surely the place to be.

Irene said...

Thank you for the wise and concise summary about judicial elections.

MountainMan said...

I would also like to thank you for your efforts of the past few weeks. You have been my primary source of information for what has been going on in Wisconsin. I also would like to ask a favor. In viewing the pictures and videos that you have taken I have been impressed with the beauty of your state capitol. When you feel that the building has been cleaned and restored to its proper appearance, I think many of us would enjoy having you take your camera and your artist's eye and and put together a nice photo or video tour of the building. I have been in several state capitol buildings and this one appears to be one of the most impressive and beautiful that I have seen.

gail said...

It has been 30 years since I left Madison and I had forgotten the beauty of the capitol interior (now that it can be seen.) I found your coverage of the protests priceless, blog comments...ah, interesting at times...thank you.

Pat said...

"Yes, she and Meade deserve a blog-Pulitzer, or whatever the equivalent is."

EDH said...

The hunger striker didn't say whether a return to compulsory union dues is a condition for him to resume eating.

I wish you had asked because I'm interested to know how important that issue is within the ranks.

I think some who support compulsory dues would rather avoid the subject because it appears undemocratic.

Lombardi Chick said...

PS Meade, don't let the singing get in the way of your day job, kid.

I know you're teasing, but Meade has decent enough pitch and time, actually. There are a lot of people out there who can't sing at all - he did pretty well.

You go, Meade!

P.S. Agree about the pretty girl, though.

I'm a Shaaaaark said...

Man, it's only been a month and half since the Super Bowl, and already Aaron Rodgers has really let himself go.

Meade said...

On, Wisconsin!

So thanks... for the teasing... and the encouragement and yeah... I got the pretty (not to mention fun, funny, smart, and cool) girl.

I'm very truly the lucky man.

edutcher said...

I think you get a great deal of agreement on that last one, sir.

lawyapalooza said...

Where is the destruction? Where is the garbage? Where are the angry, violent thugs? Instead, we hear Althouse trying to convince a police officer that Prosser-- a former Republican legislator who has explicitly stated that he is alligned with Walker-- is less partisan than Kloppenburg, who was the only candidate (including Prosser) who stated that as a justice her job would be to interpret the law as written, and not to take the partisan position.

Ann, tell the truth about Prosser v. Kloppenburg. If the rest of you minions don't believe me, for God's sake look it up on a reputable website! Those of you relying on Althouse to tell you what is happening are totally missing the boat!