Abele came out Tuesday with his list of vetoes, mainly picking things he knows has no chance of standing. In the process, he's managed to further alienate veterans, art lovers, park lovers, advocates for the mentally ill and county workers, to name but a few. (We county workers already knew he wasn't on our side anyway.)
But one veto stands out above and beyond the rest for being the pinnacle of pettiness.
He vetoed the proposal to open two new beer gardens in Milwaukee County Parks. His reasoning went like this:
Abele said he didn’t want to count on revenue that might not materialize, but said the county Parks Department would still plan on expanding beer gardens.In other words, he's not going to do it because it might not work, but is planning on doing it anyway.
Does anyone else's hair hurt from trying to comprehend that?
What it really is is yet another personal attack against County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic, who sponsored the proposal for the beer parks.
Abele really needs to stopped acting like a spoiled little brat, tantruming because most people aren't falling all over themselves because he's rich.