December 23, 2012

"So Meade, in your marriage, which one of you is the whore?"

A question asked in the webpages of Isthmus by Madison politico Stu Levitan.

Non-Madisonians may not know the name, but: "Stu Levitan has been a mainstay of Madison media and government for thirty-five years, a leader in both politics and the press since 1975. In addition to Books and Beats, Stu hosts Access: City Hall on the Madison City Channel and serves as chair of the Madison Community Development Authority and on the Madison Landmarks Commission. Since 1987, he has been a mediator/arbitrator for the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission."

Scroll up at the first link for the context, which is a discussion, initiated by Levitan, about the discovery that Madison sports heroine Suzy Favor Hamilton has been working as a call girl.

48 comments:

Rick67 said...

Levitan must be a feminist. Like all good liberals eh?

Seeing Red said...

Media & government for over 35 years.

We know how long he's been one.

Shouting Thomas said...

The role of the whore, properly performed, is a very good thing.

Lauderdale Vet said...

Are we sure he doesn't also troll the comments here under various pseudonyms?

cubanbob said...

A thief thinks everyone else is a thief and whore thinks everyone else is whore. What else is new? While I don't have the pleasure of knowing Meade or Ann personally judging from the blog I have no doubt they fine, lovely people. Which is why Levitan should count his blessings. Some one not so nice would in their rights to bludgeon that clown with a baseball bat just for those fighting words.

Meade said...

Good one, Seeing Red.

Thanks, cubanbob, but I'm a peaceful man and Stu is relatively harmless. Though you are right, he's a clown. I actually like that about him and many other of the government officials around here in Madtown. It's the clowns who moralize who I just can't seem to resist poking fun at.

tim maguire said...

This guy's a mediator?

Chip S. said...

Out of context it sounds like a nasty thing to say, but as a reply to Meade's comment in that thread it actually makes sense.

Shouting Thomas said...

Maybe we should all go back and read Tis Pity She's a Whore!

David said...

Stu's wife is a democrat member of the general assembly. Two feeders at the public trough for several decades. They are indeed the perfect Madison couple.

Seeing Red said...

Ohhh, an acknowledgment from Mr. Meade, my day is complete, grin.

Now off to final shopping for tomorrow!

garage mahal said...

If Meade is arguing that marriage = prostitution, then Levitan has a good question.

Inga said...

Hey David, are Republican members of the assembly also hogs feeding at the trough?

As for the question of who is the whore, sounds a bit like Whoresoftheinternet here at Althouse, nasty comment, but not nearly as vicious as Whores.

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traditionalguy said...

Don't put yourself down Meade.

The marriage is the covenant that removes a male and female's living together from the "immorality" charge.

The money settlement plan is a classic marital issue and is NEVER considered a payment for sex but a protection of the weak one in the relationship from being used and discarded as a "whore who is not being paid for the sex but being paid to leave afterwards."

Loyalty is honorable and therefore the marital state is honorable.

Stu is a jerk!

Oso Negro said...

Who is the fucking asshole who outed Suzy? And why?

ricpic said...

As long as Meade and Althouse do a spirited Doctor & Nurse all is forgiven.

Meade said...

garage mahal said...
"If Meade is arguing that marriage = prostitution, then Levitan has a good question."

Exactly. And, of course, I was not arguing that marriage equals prostitution. I was pointing out that marriage, prostitution, lawyering, being a politician, an entertainer, or a commissioner all involve economic transaction. If economic transaction makes one a "whore", then whore is what we all are.

Mick Havoc said...

People who live in glass houses should get dressed in the basement.

What a classless thing to say.

Mick Havoc said...

People who live in glass houses should get dressed in the basement.

What a classless thing to say.

Chip S. said...

If economic transaction makes one a "whore", then whore is what we all are.

This is a nice illustration of the difference b/w a logically valid statement and a correct one.

edutcher said...

Back in the good old days, such a comment would have invited an invitation to pistols at dawn (west of the Mississippi, you just met in the town square at high noon) or a horsewhipping.

Often both.

Sam L. said...

Whatever he is, JERK is the first word come to my mind.

Got a guy kinda like that in Portland OR
http://bojack.org/

David said...

If they make a career of various "public" jobs without contributing much, yes Republicans are pigs at the trough. It does not follow party lines. We have such Republican pigs in SC. My point is that these two particular trough feeders have done little other than preach to their choir in Madison and be handsomely paid for it most of their lives.

Hey, it's a life, and not illegal. But it is who they are.

David said...

Also, Inga, this is a classic projection statement.

DADvocate said...

Looks like Levitan is trying to be funny and failing grandly. His golden showers comment is even less funny. I prefer mutual whoredom, maybe Meade and Althouse do to. Or, acting out those fantasies where one picks of the other at a bar, or in an alley.

Inga said...

Thanks for the reply David, yes there are career politicians who have been cocooned in public service, perhaps it should be a requirement to hold a regular job for 10 years before serving.

Also a word about SC, my daughter is trying her best to get back to SC after coming home from Afghanistan, she hates California. She was in Beaufort and absolutely loved it, so close to Savhanna and Hilton Head, is a lovely place to live.

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creeley23 said...

Levitan was a friend of a friend of mine back in college. In those days he fancied himself the local gonzo incarnation of Hunter S. Thompson.

He has changed since then. He is bald.

Bob Ellison said...

Edgy! Do lefties understand the difference between edgy and offensive? I don't think they tend to.

garage mahal said...
If Meade is arguing that marriage = prostitution, then Levitan has a good question.


garage mahal, do you not see how awful your comment is?

You are not awful. You're a fisherman, which is proof that you know a thing or two. Rise up to the values you seem to want to espouse. You come across as a creep here.

Cedarford said...

Speaking of whores, how much of old Stu's work in "appointments" made by Madison and the State of Wisconsin is just good old nepotic patronage though his powerful political spouse, Terese L. Berceau??

Cedarford said...

Speaking of whores, how much of old Stu's work in "appointments" made by Madison and the State of Wisconsin is just good old nepotic patronage though his powerful political spouse, Terese L. Berceau??

Chip Ahoy said...

My favorite brother said another electrician described his wife in glowing terms. She was everything to him, it's trite, but she she completes his life and then some. She is beautiful and fit without any help but when she dolls up she's a knockout, and when not she is beautiful still, she is graceful, and intelligent, and assertive, and nurturing, she is fit, and organized and in bed she's a total uninhibited whore.

Then Laaaaaaaughed.

And looked until he found one for himself and then married her.

So now when I see her, without any further discussion, I know what she's like.



Darrell said...

Isn't the proper response to a question like that a sock in the jaw?

Some people live in a non-blue-sky alt-reality.

traditionalguy said...

Inga...The Beaufort, Hilton Head, to Savannah coast (throw in Kiawah and Fripp Islands too) together have more than 50 top class golf courses.

I hope your daughter is not stuck on Parris Island.

Inga said...

Trad guy, no she will be stuck in Camp Pendelton CA when she gets back for a another year and a half. She was stationed at Beaufort Marine Air Base several years ago and she loved the east coast, especially The Carolina's. She absolutely hates the west coast, especially CA. She was married at the chapel on Parris Island back in 2004. I love Savannah (spelled is right this time).

I'm trying to get her to try for orders to Hawaii:)

Michael said...

Inga. Beaufort is a wonderful town and your daughter is a smart woman. It is a great spot in its own right and has the added benefit of being close to Savannah but with a tiny fraction of the crime.

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Deb said...

Savannah, absolutely wonderful. wish I were there now.

Big Mike said...

... and she loved the east coast, especially The Carolina's. She absolutely hates the west coast, especially CA.

Anyone who raised a daughter that good can't be all bad. She might also like the Norfolk area. Quantico area is pretty expensive and traffic is very bad.

Big Mike said...

I should have previewed the above and got rid of the snark. Sorry, Inga. Sometimes your opinions are pretty solid, and you seem open to contrary points of view -- in marked contrast to other left-wingers who post here.

Inga said...
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Inga said...

Thanks Big Mike, Merry Christmas!

Dust Bunny Queen said...

So Meade, in your marriage, which one of you is the whore?

The correct answer is: We take turns.

Meade said...

Ha ha ha. That would've made a great comeback, DBQ.

Meade said...

Stu is such a prude. Most so-called "liberals" and "progressives" are completely unaware of what bluenose prudes they really are.

Penny said...

And it's a good thing that you troll in shallow waters, Meade.

Althouse fans are not looking forward to scooping you out of the deep blue sea. Even for our gal, Ann.

Methadras said...

Levitan sure knows where his bread is buttered doesn't he?