What does the Sheboygan Press have to say about the smarmy candidacy?
If this ad had been produced and aired by a group outside of Gableman's
campaign committee, it would be bad enough. But for Gableman, a judge himself,
to authorize and approve the spot calls into question his ethical standards.
This is not the way to win election to a
Attack ads such as
this appeal to the fear that criminals are not being dealt with harshly enough
by the courts. While there may be a basis for this feeling, to deliberately use
misleading statements and implications to play on this fear is inappropriate.
We agree with Robert Craig of Citizen
Action of Wisconsin, who said, "If Mike Gableman is willing to mislead the
public and violate the judicial ethics code merely for political gain, think about what he would do on the bench."