20 January 2011

Glenn Grothman: wrong on MLK day.

Is it a shock that Glenn really is a racist after all? Not anymore.

Democurmudgeon: Racist Sen. Glenn Grothman, Defers Working on MLK Holiday to Employee Day off of their Choice.

WSJ: Staffers worked in the office of state Sen. Glenn Grothman, R-West Bend, who says giving public employees the day off "is an insult to all the other taxpayers around the state" who may want to get in touch with government offices.
Grothman told Wisconsin Radio Network it's not racist to keep his office open on a holiday dedicated to the slain civil rights leader. "Let's be honest, giving government employees off has nothing to do with honoring Martin Luther King Day and it's just about giving state employees another day off." Grothman told the State Journal that he doubts state workers would be "checking out DVDs or reading books" about King and would probably just be out shopping or watching television instead. "I'd be shocked if you can find anybody doing service," he added.
When asked if he had any plans to honor King on Monday, Grothman answered that he's "got kind of a busy schedule."

I imagine that Glenn's staff all sit around and read copies of the Constitution when they get the July 4th Holiday off from work too.


EA said...

You simply must check out Grothman in the Isthmus this week. How does he know adult stem cells hold greater potential than embryonic?

"Common sense."

kurt said...

Thanks for the blog! This has inspired many ways I can thank Glenn for his service -- starting with a MLK card.