Notwithstanding T.S. Eliot’s declarative that “April is the cruelest month,” I’d like to begin this a little atypically with the announcement of good news. (I know, right?)
Former Governor Patrick Lucey has withdrawn his support of Justice Prosser and is instead backing Kloppenburg. Released in a media statement last night he expressed his “increasing dismay and now alarm [over] the campaign of Justice David Prosser, whom I endorsed at the outset of his campaign and in whose campaign I serve as the honorary co-chairman. I can no longer in good conscience lend my name and support to Justice Prosser’s candidacy. Too much has come to light that Justice Prosser has lost that most crucial of characteristics for a Supreme Court Justice — as for any judge — even-handed impartiality. Along with that failing has come a disturbing distemper and lack of civility that does not bode well for the High Court in the face of demands that are sure to be placed on it in these times of great political and legal volatility.”
You know who has endorsed Prosser however? Sarah Palin. Enough said.