I was visiting the newly blog-rolled The Appleton Blog by Jeff Lindsay
and his blog is pretty much straight-up life in Appleton. He is close the Hmong community and pays attention to the incidents in the field between the locals and the Hmong. This is as about as close to politics he comes.
However, he commented on the flap with Congressman Kagen and the congressman's comments.
Without wishing to be political here, let me say that as a supporter of civility and politeness, the story troubles me. It's bad enough for politicians to be rude to their opponents - understandable, yes, but unfortunate. It's worse to physically threaten opponents or to be rude to their spouses. But to think that someone would boast about such rudeness, or fabricate it and then boast about it - well, something's pretty wrong there. Dr. Kagen, a lot of fine people voted for you and are hoping that you'll represent Appleton and Wisconsin well. I hope you can make the appropriate apologies and move forward.Source: The Appleton Blog Congressman Steve Kagen of Appleton and National Controversy over His White House Comments
Jeff's blog elicited this comment:
Wow, I was so excited to find a blog about Appleton. Instead, I found a blog that you're using to make posts that are political and seem only to further conservative interests. How disappointing! Hopefully visitors from other places don't assume that the majority of people in Appleton think the way you do.Source: The Appleton Blog Commentary on Congressman Steve Kagen of Appleton and National Controversy over His White House Comments
Look for Kagen to tell his side of the story on the Colbert Report in February!
Wow, Jeff writes one post about our Rep. asking Steve Kagen to conduct himself with class and Jeff becomes a right-wing tool. Its real funny about the comment hoping people coming to his blog don't assume the majority of people think like he does. I assure you, they are much closer to Jeff's position than yours.Look for Steve Kagen to tell his side of the story on The Colbert Report.
Oh, like he hasn't had the chance to tell his story. In any event, this whole thing IS STEVE KAGEN'S story, remember he told it freely to an audience and was caught on tape.
What a leftoid tool.
Labels: Appleton, Steve Kagen, The Appleton Blog