Headline: The Bulwark, 9/26/2023
The prickly Republican who represents a safely red district in Racine County was elected in 2004 and became speaker of the Assembly in 2013. A decade later, he’s still there—the most prominent Republican in state government and, as countless episodes attest, kind of a jerk. Robin Vos engages in smashmouth politics because he enjoys smashing mouths.
Reporter Bill Lueders opens the article by sharing an instructive experience as a member of a Wisconsin Study Council special committee chaired by Vos. The topic: expungement of criminal convictions.
According to Merriam-Webster, the first known use of 'smashmouth', as in characterized by brute force without finesse, occurred in 1975.
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Once again, Robin Vos shows off his true colors. (9/20/2023)
Maybe it has something to do with Robin Vos's lack of investment in his own mental health. (9/12/2023)