Milwaukee Magazine’s February 2009 issue features an article titled “ Best and Worst Legislators”.
Here’s what it says about Mary Lazich:
SEN. MARY LAZICH (R-NEW BERLIN)
“Everybody hates her, even the Republicans. She’s just an idiot,” says a liberal-cause lobbyist.
As for Republicans, one GOP foot soldier says Lazich, 56, is flat-out cuckoo: “Literally nuts”. Conservative activists like him despise Lazich for lying about a GOP leadership vote and for duplicitous statements on the ill-fated Taxpayers Bill of Rights legislation. “There may be no legislator taken less seriously by her colleagues” he asserts.
“One never knows what she will do or why,” sighs another observer. "Mary’s vision doesn’t extend beyond her own short-sightedness.”
The February issue of the magazine was sent to its subscribers. I don’t subscribe. But after I received emails and phone calls from different individuals alerting me to the article and couldn’t find the February issue at newsstands last week, I went to the public library, which has a copy.
Of course, this latest negative assessment of Sen. Lazich has not escaped the attention of other bloggers.
In fact, Fred Keller’s BULLSEYE had a blog post Saturday similar to this one.
Keller remarked that Franklin deserves better.
No argument here.
I think New Berlin deserves better representation, too.
But unfortunately, what we have is a senator who is on Milwaukee Magazine’s list of ten worst legislators; was ranked at the bottom of the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters “Conservation Scorecard” and on their “Dishonor List”; and on the “Public Enemies” list of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, an organization that tracks money in politics.