The next time a conservative prattles off about how liberals just want government control of everything, you should probably direct them to über-conservative Glenn Grothman, the biggest control freak in the Capitol. It's not enough for him to just decide that his branch of government should seize control of local tax policy (TABOR) or tell women what do with their bodies (e.g. opposing emergency contraception for rape victims, among other bills). Now, the original teabagger wants control of the snowplows too.
State Sen. Glenn Grothman, R-West Bend, said it's time for the state to step in on snow removal decisions (in Madison).
"It really wouldn't be the state's business if say the roads were inappropriately plowed in Manitowoc, because we don't have many state buildings in Manitowoc. But with the state Capitol here, the biggest university in the state here, it's important that Madison keep it's roads clean," said Grothman.
Grothman said he will introduce a bill to the state Legislature that would give the Wisconsin Department of Transportation authority for setting standards for salting and snow removal on Madison’s main roads.
The tragedy here is that, ideology aside, the mindless masses in Grothman's district traded in an able legislator in Mary Panzer in order to promote a guy who not only can't get anything done in Madison but seems to show no real interest in being taken seriously.
Way to go, Mr. Plow.