I have always considered this publication to be a pretty good newspaper, albeit with a conservative tint. But hey, this is certainly well within expectations given the area of its audience.
That being said, all bets came off the “pretty good” with last week’s front page printing of a supposed “news release” by Steckbauer concerning Clussman’s divorce predicament. The sight of this front page might even bring a blush of pride to Scott Walker, since he had such foresight in appointing Steckbauer. That is, if Scotty is willing to take the time out from counting all his campaign cash from powerful conservative PACs and the largest corporations, many of which are out of state.
The release of such personal details in the holy name of “news” points out the moral failings and character flaws of Steckbauer far more than any shortcomings of Clussman’s. It certainly had the opposite effect on me, no way could I ever vote for such a man who would stoop this low.
Lo and behold, timed perfectly, out went a massive mailing of Steckbauer cards to arrive the day after the newspaper. Our household received two, just in case my wife and I had differing opinions. Campaign donations sure went in the wastebasket that day.
I know of many divorces of acquaintances and some extended family members that have ended up with results similar to Clussman’s and none of them pointed to failings of those left in debt, especially when now they are responsibly working their way from down under. I could even suggest that going through such hardship could help Clussman understand today’s family situations better in court just as some of the most compassionate teachers and other caring individuals I’ve known have gone through hardship.
Oh, I suppose, one can always say the failing is that divorced individuals ever got married in the first place, but who clearly sees the future when embarking on marriage? The statistics show that over 50 percent of us could hardly argue that future marriage bliss is not elusive.
Now that we have been treated to every intimate detail, down to the price of the Clussman home at a sheriff’s auction, what’s next? I wait in anticipation for tea party news (or should I say editorials) on the front page.