Two state lawmakers make a point by stiffing voters

Passing on the chance to support good government
Two state lawmakers make a point by stiffing voters
Wisconsin State Senators Joe Leibham and Glenn Grothman

A couple of weeks ago we suggested voters look critically at any candidates who chose not to answer the valuable and well done League of Women Voters Candidates Answers questionnaire. In other words, why would anyone vote for someone who can’t be bothered to answer their questions?

We never dreamed there would be candidates who would refuse to participate in the candidate forums the League also sponsors. After all, these are opportunities to make your case for why you should be elected, talk about what your stand for and what your values are and to respond to the people you will serve.

Who would pass that up?

Ladies and gentlemen, meet Wisconsin State Senators Glenn Grothman and Joe Leibham. Not only have both decided to duck the League’s forums, they proudly declared their refusal to participate in press releases accusing the League of supporting positions with which Grothman and Leibham disagree.

As a reminder, here’s what the League of Women Voters stands for: active and informed participation in government – good government, open government, fair government. Apparently Senators Grothman and Leibham do not.

Why would anybody vote for these guys?