Tomah might be in western Wisconsin, but a potentially explosive scandal at the VA Medical Center there has gotten more attention in Milwaukee than in La Crosse. There, the dispersement of prescription opiate pain medications has skyrocketed in recent years.
In addition to holding Sen. Baldwin accountable, other Democrats should be asked real questions about what they knew, when they knew, and what they did about it, because deaths have been caused by this problem.
Kind, a potential challenger for Sen. Johnson in 2016, and Shilling, a possible replacement for Kind or even a gubernatorial candidate in 2018, should be held to account. I write:
Kind and Shilling in particular are rising stars in the state’s frazzled Democratic Party. They’re rising stars because, like Baldwin, they’ve nurtured reputations as bland toers of the party line who specialize in pablum rather than action.
Kind, a possible challenger for Sen. Johnson in 2016, may want to put down the dumbbell in the Congressional gym and start writing more of those famous talking points.
Whole thing here.