May 9th, 2008
Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk once tried to become the CEO of State Government. Then, she tired to become the state’s top cop. While she failed miserably in both pursuits, she does have a job running the second largest county in the State of Wisconsin.
It is a county with a great deal of turmoil surrounding the botched efforts of her 911 call center in an unsolved murder case.
Last night, the Dane County Board held a public hearing on the brewing controversy.
And where was The Kathleen that she could not attend Thursday’s joint county board committee meeting on the 9-1-1 center? In New York attending the Urban Initiative for Reproductive Health Summit.
Supv. Eileen Bruskewitz asked why Falk was not at the meeting: “Is there anything more important?” McDonell, probably appropriately, declared her question out of order. Replied Bruskewitz, “This looks like more of a cover-up to me.”
It was a cheap shot, and no doubt politically motivated. But it may have been the most truthful statement made all night.
Thank heavens the voters of Wisconsin were smart enough not to give Falk the reins of State Government or the State Department of Justice.