In and outs of the political campaigns, focusing on Michigan and Lansing, Tim Skubick will report regularly throughout the primary and then general election campaigns.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Tilting At Windmills
Don Quixote meet David Law. David Law meet Don Quixote. Oakland County Rep. David Law is acting like the fictional character who had a penchant for tilting at windmills but never connecting. Law continues on his mission to "pressure the governor" to step into the sordid mess called the Kwame Kilpatrick text-messaging saga. And he believes he got a boost from the Detroit City Council which has asked the governor to get in, too. "It adds some traction," the GOP lawmaker opines while at the same time expressing the desire to hook up with all those democrats on the city council to nudge the governor off the sidelines and into the game. "She has to take action," Law argues and "not acting may be the easy thing to do, but it's not always the right thing to do." Well Don, err Mr. Law, here are the facts of life. The governor is in no hurry to get her hands soiled in this story. She will take her sweet ole time once the council forwards all of its "evidence" in the case. While Law thinks she has to act, the fact is she does not. Period. From day one, the governor has said she wants the legal process to work its way before she considers taking any action if at all. Law's not buying that. "That could take years and quite frankly the city and South East Michigan don't have years to wait." He may be right, but that don't make no never mind. His resolution to "pressure" the governor will languish in the democratically controlled house where it has not even been referred to a committee for review. But Mr. Law will continue to tilt away nonetheless. It might actually help him get elected county prosecutor.