Young Lobbyists in Love: The Randy Hopper Story

Do not ask us how we missed this yesterday. (I blame Daylight Savings.) But in case you did too: “Protesters who marched at the home of Wisconsin state senator Randy Hopper (R-Fond du Lac) were met with something of a surprise on Saturday. Mrs. Hopper appeared at the door and informed them that Sen. Hopper was no longer in residence at this address, but now lives in Madison, WI with his 25-year-old mistress…. Mrs. Hopper intends to sign the recall petition against her husband. The petition has already been signed by the family’s maid.” Well, these things happen! It’s an American’s right to leave one’s spouse for someone younger, after all. It’s far more interesting that his new lover is a lobbyist. (For the future record, this was reported by Blogging Blue, whose website has since been traffic-pounded into oblivion over the news.) In other Wisconsin news? The Republican-controlled Senate is now pushing the line that Democrats actually can’t vote because they’re “in contempt,” as they skipped town to stall a vote on the governor’s heinous budget. Oh, I see, that’s how democracy works.