Whatever else you may think of Milwaukee County Executive candidate Chris Abele, let's just take a moment to acknowledge that he's getting the same kind of focus-group-tested media consulting as a lot of big-time politicians.
How do I know? Because today, I received the Abele campaign's latest email, in which at one point Abele says:
Earlier today, I announced my bold plan to make Milwaukee County one of the best places to do business in the country.
Now, if I ever hear another lawmaker or candidate for public office using that word "bold" again, I'm going to do a Captain Binghamton, the hapless commander on the old "McHale's Navy" sitcom. Yes, clenching my teeth, I'll mutter: "I could just scream."