Barrett was elected as a Republican, but said she has long advocated making district attorneys' positions non-partisan.It will be extremely hard to de-politicize this case, but avoiding appointing someone associated with the Democratic Party was a good move by Chief Dane County Judge William Foust who was chosen by Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne to make the appointment. It's also good not to see "Dane County" again.
"Politics should play no role in what we do," she said.
Interesting comments at the link:
"If Prosser was at fault this would have stayed in Dane County."...See? You can't de-politicize it. De-politicizing seems political to people who are as politicized as we are here in Wisconsin.
"The Democratic DA from Dane County wanted no part of this as when the truth comes out and NO charges are filed against Prosser, the Democrats can point the finger at the Republican DA and claim "cover-up." Don't claim conflict of interest either. Again, another case of Liberals passing the buck and failing to face the truth. This was fiction from the start. Go Walker!"...
"They assigned a Republican special prosecutor so they can have another scapegoat when there is no evidence to go after Prosser. A Democrat special prosecutor likely would have the same result if the evidence shows he was defending himself and not "choking" her, but it would completely exonerate him, by having a Republican assigned to this, the liberals can scream that there was bias in the investigation and can use it for their gain. I make the assumption that Bradley came after him first when I say this...."