August 17, 2009

WTF is Wrong With Wisconsin : Good on you, Mayor Barrett

Haha... once again I follow the "Don't Read Your Own Blog" rule too well.  Original, duplicate post below the fold.

Damn you, Eddie!
I'm not a big fan of the Mayor of Milwaukee.  He's basically a pandering socialist but on Saturday (about the time I was eating chocolate covered bacon) he showed some metal I didn't think he had:

It started with an urgent plea for help late Saturday night as he walked to his car after a State Fair outing with his family.

And it ended with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett lying in a pool of blood with a broken hand after he rushed to confront a pipe-wielding suspect officials described as a "vicious thug."

By Sunday evening, the suspect was in custody, Barrett was recuperating at a hospital, and his heroics were being recounted on national cable and network news shows.

Barrett, first elected in 2004 and re-elected last year, was struck on the head and torso with the pipe and broke his hand, presumably when he punched the man. As he rested Sunday at Froedtert Hospital, where doctors stitched up cuts on his head and lip, authorities and witnesses explained what happened.

The 55-year-old mayor, his sister, niece and two of his daughters were walking to his car around 10:45 p.m. Saturday in the 8800 block of W. Orchard St. in West Allis when they heard a woman yelling.

Authorities said Anthony J. Peters, 20, was arguing with his ex-girlfriend's mother, whose cries for help were answered by the mayor. Telling his sister to take his two young daughters out of harm's way, Barrett confronted the man and tried to calm him. When Barrett took out his cell phone, Peters attacked him, authorities said.

Barrett's niece stayed behind and called 911.

"My niece stood there while this was going on saying to the guy, 'The cops are coming,' and ultimately he came toward her but took off when he heard the sirens," said John Barrett, the mayor's brother.

Good on you, Mayor.  I'd go so far as to call that heroic.  The WTF, of course is that some guy actually beat our fucking mayor with a pipe.  It makes me laugh to imagine the look on the guys face when he found out he had just beaten the Mayor of Milwaukee.  Oops.

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