A look back at the people and events that made news the past week.
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HEROES OF THE WEEK
Deante Walker and Japlin Cureton
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel continues its great series about World War II veterans.
Hector Henry........the video.
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
State Representative Gary Sherman
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
“I’ve been unfaithful to my wife. I developed a relationship with what started out with a dear dear friend from
SC Governor Mark Sanford
The e-mails between SC Governor Mark Sanford and his mistress.
"I think he is toast politically.
And resigning from the Republican Governors' Association chairmanship is not going to do it, and the reason is that there is a dereliction of duty here. I know there's the titillation of the reason for [his disappearance], but even apart from that, he is the governor of the state.
The governor of the state is chief executive, and if there is a disaster in the state, and this guy is incommunicado, he is nowhere to be seen and he doesn't transfer authority to his lieutenant governor who calls out the National Guard, you cannot recover from that. I think he doesn't last a week in the office of governor.
And the idea that he could actually have an affair in
I don't want to play psychiatrist on the show every night. However, the oddity of this and the self-destructiveness would suggest even to a layman that this is a near-intentional political suicide."
Conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer on Sanford.
"Could you say 'senator' instead of 'ma'am?"
U.S.Senator Barbara Boxer (D-California) interrupting a general at a Capitol Hill hearing.
Democrats David Obey of Wisconsin and Maxine Waters of California get into noisy floor flight.
“This is the deepest, darkest budget I have ever seen negotiated in this building.”
Senate GOP Leader Scott Fitzgerald.
“As a legislator, I'm not going to change laws just because someone says they're going to do it anyway.”
State Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) on his opposition to the driver's license provision for illegal immigrants in the state budget.
“When the economy soured, some politicians in
State Representative Leah Vukmir (R-Wauwatosa), announcing her candidacy against State Senator Jim Sullivan.
“It looks like I will be running against one of
Sullivan (D-Wauwatosa), on Vukmir. Sullivan defeated conservative Republican Tom Reynolds of
“It's like my 7-year-old daughter's lemonade stand competing with McDonald's. There is no way it's a level playing field.”
Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Janesville), criticizing Democrat claims that a public option in their health care reform bill would complement private insurance.
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
The state Legislature, controlled by Democrats, has already this legislative session that began in January approved $5 billion in tax increases.
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District says heavy rains caused 935.7 million gallons of sewage and storm water from combined sewers to be dumped into area waterways.
Reaction from enviros:
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
The death of Michael Jackson. Sorry, the guy wasn't Elvis or Sinatra. Plus, there's all that, well, you know, other stuff...
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
Chips for sex
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