Senator Alan Lasee's letter
Here is the letter that the Senate Democrats should send back to Senator Alan Lasee after he wrote this absurd letter to them, but they are much too nice to do it.
Dear Senator Lasee:
Thank you for sending your letter full of things you would like us to do when we take over the Senate next year. We all needed a good laugh.
Your offer of help in our transition to controlling the senate is so ridiculous it seems almost cute. Why would we want help from someone who thought his job was to allow only the people that agreed with him time to speak on the floor? Perhaps you should go to the rumpus room and think about the things you have said in the past before sending off letters trying to make yourself look all statesman like. You're not fooling anyone.
Remember this from the Wisconsin State Journal on 12/29/04
Republicans in the state Senate want to impose time limits on floor debates, saying they can't let the chamber disintegrate into a "rumpus room" as plans to televise legislative proceedings statewide move forward.Rest assured, we will treat you better than you treated us. Not because you deserve it after the way you treated us, but because we are good people.
Senate President Alan Lasee, R-De Pere, said he wants the Senate Organizational Committee to set time limits on a bill-by-bill basis.
Thanks again for your letter. We can handle it from here.
UPDATE: Seth over at the In Effect blog has a few other items from Lasee's past that are worth noting.