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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Van Hollen the media's new Joe McCarthy?

Check out the Journal Sentinel's story on Attorney General candidate JB Van Hollen's latest public appearance:

Terrorists in state, candidate says

Madison - There are terrorists training and raising money in Wisconsin, Republican attorney general candidate J.B. Van Hollen said Wednesday in a Capitol news conference.
But Van Hollen declined to provide any specifics about what kind of terrorist activity law enforcement was tracking in Wisconsin...

The first thing I thought when I read the headline and lede of this story was, "wow, it looks like Van Hollen is the JS' new Joe McCarthy." If you'll recall, McCarthy hails from Appleton, WI and is a Marquette grad as well. His claim to fame was stating there were Communists within the State Department at a speaking engagement. Looks like the JS story is trying to draw a parallel.

Think we'll see any new renditions of The Crucible soon?


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