May 5, 2012

"We need a mom and I'm anxious to be that mom and bring us back together."

Said former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk at the Scott Walker recall candidates debate.

I'm breaking that out of the context of my much longer post, below, because it's the most blatant and absurd gender politics I've ever seen. I want it out there where everyone can see it.

I'm thinking: motherhood... apple pie... Will she bake us an apple pie?

I'd like to bake Wisconsin a pie and keep it company... ♪♪



Feel free to steal my ad idea, Executive Falk.

ADDED: Meade says:  "Anxious? Anxious to be that mom?" Me: "Who wants an anxious mom?"

By the way, is this the "Age of Anxiety"?
It’s hard to believe that anyone but scholars of modern literature or paid critics have read W.H. Auden’s dramatic poem “The Age of Anxiety” all the way through, even though it won a Pulitzer Prize in 1948, the year after it was published. It is a difficult work — allusive, allegorical, at times surreal. But more to the point, it’s boring. The characters meet, drink, talk and walk around; then they drink, talk and walk around some more. They do this for 138 pages; then they go home.
Digression: Are they drunk yet at the Mifflin Street Party? It's 10 a.m.

ADDED: From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report:
The winner will take on Walker, and the Democratic Party has scheduled a rally for Wednesday on the Capitol steps to unite Democrats and build momentum for the recall election....

Falk said moms are the ones who bring fighting families together and she would be like a mom for the state.
Putting the mom in momentum.

AND: The Miffliners were drunk and tweeting it by 9 a.m.

32 comments:

ndspinelli said...

"Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Kathleen Falk" Naw, just doesn't work.

leslyn said...
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edutcher said...

Is she lactating?

If the union slugs are going to the suckle at government once more, the milk better be flowing.

Mark O said...

Pathetic.

fleetusa said...

Anxious can also mean earnestly desirous although that is not often used that way.

Big Mike said...

That's always been my all-time favorite commercial, Professor. But today the "real thing" is that Democrat deficit spending is taking us towards the abyss at a frightening rate.

wyo sis said...

We don't need government moms any more than we need government dads.

Saint Croix said...

Digression: Are they drunk yet at the Mifflin Street Party? It's 10 a.m.

Hey, can we have a post about liberals in Hollywood so I can pitch my pro-life screenplay and people can get excited and read it and the movie will get made? Or am I off point already?

Saint Croix said...

If I was a right-wing filmmaker making a movie about the recall election I would call it...

Big Mother

Big Mike said...

And they did a (less successful) reunion.

Ann Althouse said...

"That's always been my all-time favorite commercial, Professor."

Maybe we could just elect Coke governor.

Paddy O said...

Well, we do talk a lot about the nanny state.

She's want government to be even more intimate and controlling. So you sleep better at night.

It's all for the children and we're all the children now.

Where's my blankie?

Deb said...
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Paul Zrimsek said...

It takes a village to infantilize an electorate.

traditionalguy said...

The duo are both signaling that they will put the Government jobs high speed train carrying upper middle class pay and benefits back onto the track.

As for the "unexpected" tax increases stopping new industrial jobs, and still leaving deficits; that is easy since the Feds seem to bail out the states that vote for liberals, right?

Paul Zrimsek said...

"You are not my mother! You are a SNORT!"

Big Mike said...

Maybe we could just elect Coke governor.

Didn't they try that already in California?

Oh, you meant Coke the cola, not coke head.

Big Mike said...

As Simon & Garfunkel once put it: *

"Going to the candidates' debate, yeah.

Laugh about it, shout about it, when you've got to choose.

Anyway you look at it you lose."

________________
* Go to the 2:55 mark

LilyBart said...

A lot of people say "anxious" when they mean "eager".

All the same - I have a mom. I don't want my government to view its self as my parent. But if they do, can I sue for my emacipation?

The Crack Emcee said...

I'll take a dad over a mom any day.

leslyn said...
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EDH said...

"We're gonna see how many wire hangers you've got in your closet!"

dreams said...

The Democrats are the mommy party, we need the daddy party the Republicans to worry about and hopefully keep the spending down.

Calypso Facto said...

From her 2002 campaign: "It's not enough to be a nice person or to have been in government for a long time...I've got the skills. I've got the solutions. I'm a mom."

Umm, but I thought according to Dems that moms were not qualified to talk about difficult topics like economics? Paging Hilary Rosen!

ricpic said...

But what happens when Mom's teats run dry?
Do we all flop down and die? Or have a good cry
That our dream of endless free goodies was a lie?

chickenlittle said...

Koch Adds Life

Saint Croix said...
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MadisonMan said...

According to the #mifflin hashtag, Montee Ball has been arrested down there.

There's money if you have a picture of it happening, I'm guessing. If it did happen. This is twitter, after all.

Joe said...

This pretty much sums up liberalism in a single sentence.

MadisonMan said...

Imagine if a male candidate said Govt needed to be your Dad, and I'm the Dad to bring you all together. He'd be laughed off the stage.

Is it sexist of me to point that out?

Mayor Dave's reaction to the debate: Falk needs to pronounce the 'g' at the end of words. He was more complimentary to the other 3.

Kate Danaher said...

The husband and I are trying to recollect the details about an incident in the '92 campaign, where a Clinton supporter asked Bill if he would be a father to the American people. I can't find anything about it on Google yet. The husband seems to think it happened in the primaries.

LarryK said...

I'm sure the little red hen Kathleen would like to bake the State a pie, but there wasn't enough political power flour from the unionized mill for an apple pie and the Governor's bread, and sometime a Gov-Mother has to make tough choices.