Pop quiz: You’re a corporate-financed incumbent state senator with very low approval ratings among your constituents. Suddenly, you are facing a very capable primary challenger. How do you respond?
A. Buy brats for everyone in the district.
B. Insult people that have endorsed you behind their backs.
C. Become a press release machine.
If you answered C, you’re right! As Zach Dubya has pointed out, Sen. Jeff Plale has “started issuing press releases at a fairly steady rate (if you consider two per week a steady rate), after going months earlier this year without issuing a single press release to update constituents on all the hard work he was doing in Madison.”
Suddenly, he’s working really hard to justify his cushy job! And with great ideas like asking the federal government to please please please just maybe kinda sorta reallocate the money that was set aside by Congress to build intra-city rail connectors so that instead we can repair the bridge that up till now he has done absolutely nothing about…
It’s hard to see why Plale is still a state senator.