Wednesday, August 05, 2009

"Mug Shots" today in LEO.

Here's my entry for today. Tomorrow it's time to leave for the Great Taste of the Midwest in madison, Wisconsin.

Mug Shots: Sharing the wealth, in LEO Weekly.

That’s right: There’s a leftist tint to Madison. Apart from the wonders of its one-day craft beer fete, the city’s fair-minded, intrinsic liberalism never fails to impress this unrepentant Social Democrat. When one considers the strong likelihood that frothy right-wing politicians like Kentucky’s lame-duck Jim Bunning habitually refer to Wisconsin’s state capital as “The People’s Republic of Madison,” it’s a reminder for people of my persuasion to go there whenever possible, investing early and often in the local beer-making economy, and recalling that in political terms, Kentucky remains lamentably “in the Red.”


Doctor Tarr said...

It wasn't always held at that park. I remember back in the early '90s Great Taste of the Midwest was held in a little park also called "Olin Park" overlooking Lake Monona, just down the hill from the Capitol building. The Monona Terrace convention center was built on that site, so you can see it from the new place.

Rob said...

Lake Monona, not Lake Olin

The New Albanian said...

Oops ... fumble. I even know that.