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Monday, August 27, 2007

Oh, I'm Sure This is Just One Big Misunderstanding

Yeah, there's going to be a press release out on this today.
State Sen. Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, is calling on the Democratic Party of Dodge County and Joe Wineke, executive director of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, to apologize for a political stunt at the recent Dodge County Fair that apparently offended some fairgoers.

Among the items for sale at the Democrats' booth at the Dodge County Fair was a button that read "F Scott Fitzgerald" with the "F" apparently intended to represent an offensive four-letter curse word.

While the button was for sale early in the week of the County Fair, Democrats removed it from their display later in the week.

"The County Fair is supposed to be a fun family event each summer, not a platform for juvenile personal attacks," said Fitzgerald in a press release. "There are deep differences between my views and the views of the Democratic Party. But that doesn't mean that we can't have a civil debate without resorting to crude innuendo and offensive behavior."

Fitzgerald said that many fairgoers commented to him about the buttons, indicating that they were offended by their message.

"I had many families approach me during the time I spent at the Fair who were disturbed by the message being sent by the Democrats and their crude bathroom humor," Fitzgerald said. "I was happy to see the Democrats remove this item from their booth and hope they learned an important lesson from this incident."

I also hope they'll move to put this matter behind us by publicly apologizing to the families who were offended by their actions."

Keep it up folks, the over-reaching is nearly complete.