On Joy Cardin's political "Week in Review" program Friday, broadcast over Wisconsin Public Radio, the discussion turned to the Republican smear (based exclusively on pure, unsupported assertion by, well, other Republicans) that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke was "fired" from her family's Trek Bicycle Corporation 20 years ago.
In that program, statewide listeners heard guest Chris Lato make a couple of revealing, even startling statements. Lato is a former communications director for the Republican Party of Wisconsin. He said Republicans held their fire until this week because the accusation "was clearly meant to be a bombshell to rattle people" in the closing days of the campaign.
How candid of him to confirm all our suspicions about this awful, unethical, and factually unsupported assault on a GOP political opponent. Business as usual, over there in politics-is-war, take-no-prisoners GOP land.