Another Dim Bulb On The County Board Takes Center Stage
No one will ever confuse a meeting of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors with a get-together of the Mensa Society. Still, it is amazing how many truly dim bulbs have managed to get themselves elected to local office.
Today's example: Milwaukee County Supervisor Peggy West.
West is one of the ever-so-politically correct County Supervisors pushing an ordinance that would prohibit Milwaukee County from doing business with firms in Arizona because of Arizona's position on illegal aliens. The fact that a law like this would do nothing but hurt Milwaukee businesses demonstrates its stupidity and short-sightedness.
That's not really the point though. The Milwaukee County Board is, unfortunately, comprised of a lot of grossly overpaid political hacks who fill up their days believing that it's their role to solve all the perceived ills of the world. In this regard, Peggy West is probably no better or worse than a lot of her colleagues.
What distinguishes West however is that while many of her cohorts are - in a word - dumb, they manage to conceal it pretty well. In contrast, West appears to wear her ignorance as a badge of honor.
In a rambling speech expressing her concerns with the Arizona law, West opined: "If this was Texas, which is a state that is directly on the border with Mexico, and they were calling for a measure like this saying that they had a major issue with undocumented people flooding the borders, I would have to look twice at this. But this is a state that is a ways removed from the border." Wow! There's stupid - and then there's Peggy West.
In an interview afterwards, West tried to claim that she "misspoke". To that I say, watch the video and if you believe West "misspoke", be sure to duck when you fall off the turnip truck.
It's scary that Peggy West is making decisions that impact on the taxes that those of us in Milwaukee County pay. What's even scarier though is that I'll bet at least eight other members of the County Board agreed with her when she said that Arizona doesn't share a border with Mexico.
Look for this video to both go viral - and serve as yet another cautionary tale for anyone that wants to start a business in Milwaukee County.
Perhaps the new County Board slogan should be: "The Milwaukee County Board: Who Needs A Bright Light When You've Got A Lot Of Dim Bulbs"!