Doyle Wakes Up Regarding Milwaukee Violence
Well, better late than never.
Gov. Jim Doyle's office has scheduled an 11:30 a.m. press conference at Milwaukee City Hall to announce "state action" to help curb the violence on Milwaukee streets. He'll be joined, according to a release from his office, by Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Police Chief Nannette Hegerty.Yesterday, Mark Green and the Doyle team had the following exchange:
U.S. Rep. Mark Green, a Republican candidate for governor, criticized Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle Thursday for inaction on Milwaukee's Memorial Day weekend violence, which included the slayings of two people in South Shore Park.What a difference a day makes.
"You can't wait for somebody to call," Green said at a Milwaukee news conference. "He should be here. . . . As governor, I would not have stood silent after a weekend like the one we just saw."
Doyle spokesman Matt Canter said Doyle had been "in serious conversation with the city" constantly since the weekend shootings and would lead an effort to address the issue. Doyle's physical presence in the city wasn't necessary, Canter said.
Mark Green is already leading the way.
I may go to the press conference. I need to pick up some Brewers tickets.
Because I am sure we won't be hearing anything like this.