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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

OK, Herb - Your Move

It looks like I'm not the only one who's been wondering - where's Sen. Herb Kohl in this big groundswell for withdrawal in Wisconsin? I've written about Herb's tendency to political safety (see Herb Who?), so it's not surprising he's been under his desk, hoping all this will blow over and that his fellow Senator from Wisconsin would shut the hell up. In an editorial titled, Take note, Sen. Kohl, The Capital Times of Madison asks the same questions a lot of us are asking these days.


"Many of the communities that voted to bring the troops home had previously backed President Bush in presidential elections. Clearly, it was not just progressives and Democrats who backed these referendums. They won support from independents and honest conservative Republicans.

"No one expects the tin-eared Bush administration to listen to the people of Wisconsin. But Wisconsinites have every reason to hope that U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl will take note.

"Kohl has, up to this point, steadfastly refused to support U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold's courageous call for setting a withdrawal timetable. We respect Kohl enough to believe that the man who says he is nobody's senator but ours will acknowledge the referendum results from across Wisconsin. It is time, Sen. Kohl, to join Sen. Feingold in taking the message of Wisconsin to Washington: Bring the Troops Home!"
Apparently, he hasn't been paying attention, so bring it up to him. Here's his contact information.

Washington DC Web Address:
Washington DC Web Mail Address:
Campaign Web Address:

Washington DC Address
330 Hart Senate Office Building
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-5653
Fax: 202-224-9787

District Address - Appleton
4321 West College Avenue, Suite 235
Appleton, WI 54914
Phone: 920-738-1640
Fax: 920-738-1643

District Address - Eau Claire
402 Graham Avenue, Suite 206
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Phone: 715-832-8424
Fax: 715-832-8492

District Address - La Crosse
425 State Street, Suite 202
La Crosse, WI 54601
Phone: 608-796-0045
Fax: 608-796-0089

District Address - Madison
14 West Mifflin Street, Suite 207
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608-264-5338
Fax: 608-264-5473

District Address - Milwaukee
310 West Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 950
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phone: 414-297-4451
TollFree: 800-247-5645 (WI only)
Fax: 414-297-4455
It's time to dump or get off the pot, Herb.

(Keywords: politics, elections, Iraq, cut and run )

1 comment:

Ben Masel said...

You have a choice in the Primary. I'm running. Myfirst legislative act will be repeal of the War Powers Act. If any President feels there's justifiction for War, ask the Congress for a formal Declaration, as provided in the Constitution. I won't vote blank checks.