In an explosive Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article on the Supreme Court Justice race coming up April 5th, former Republican politician and Justice David Prosser is shown to be an out of control conservative activist partisan, victimized by those who don't share his opinion. What can you say about someone in the states highest judicial position threating to destroy the Chief Justice!!!
jsonline: As the deeply divided state Supreme Court wrestled over whether to force one member off criminal cases last year, Justice David Prosser exploded at Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson behind closed doors, calling her a "bitch" and threatening to "destroy" her.
The incident, revealed in interviews as well as e-mails between justices, shows fractures on the court run even deeper … Problems got so bad that justices on both sides described the court as dysfunctional … e-mails show.
Prosser acknowledged the incident recently and said he thought it was becoming public now in an attempt to hurt him politically. Prosser faces Assistant Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg in the April 5 election.
Instead of taking responsibility and making amends, in typical conservative style, Prosser says he’s the victim of “bullying and abuse” by the “masters at deliberately goading people into incautious statements” I’M NOT KIDDING. HE WAS MADE TO SAY BAD THINGS!!!!
He said the outburst came after Abrahamson took steps to undermine him politically and to embarrass him and other court conservatives. "In the context of this, I said, 'You are a total bitch,' " Prosser said. "I probably overreacted, but I think it was entirely warranted. . . . They (Abrahamson and Justice Ann Walsh Bradley) are masters at deliberately goading people into perhaps incautious statements. This is bullying and abuse of very, very long standing."
This is the temperament of a Supreme Court Justice? And it's not just Prosser who feels that way, check out "liberal victim" Justice Patience Roggensack's "blame someone else" attitude:
The Feb. 10, 2010, incident occurred as the court privately discussed a request to remove Justice Michael Gableman from a criminal case.
"In a fit of temper, you were screaming at the chief; calling her a 'bitch,' threatening her with '. . . I will destroy you'; and describing the means of destruction as a war against her 'and it won't be a ground war,' " Bradley wrote in a Feb. 18, 2010, e-mail to Prosser and others.Three days later, Justice Patience Roggensack wrote to Bradley, criticizing her for copying judicial assistants on her e-mail.
"You were trying to make David look bad in the eyes of others, as a person who uses language that we all find offensive - and I include David in that 'we,' " Roggensack wrote. "Do you think that copying others on your e-mail increased the collegiality of the court or decreased it? You are a very active participant in the dysfunctional way we carry-on. (As am I.) You often goad other justices by pushing and pushing in conference in a way that is simply rude and completely nonproductive. That is what happened when David lost his cool. He is not a man who attacks others without provocation. Until you realize that you are an active part of the provocation, not much will change. Perhaps a third party will help you realize that you are not part of the solution; you are part of the problem."
The next day, Feb. 22, 2010, Bradley wrote Roggensack. "Regardless of our disagreements, there is no justification for this abusive behavior," Bradley wrote. "Blaming his abusive behavior on others merely enables it."
Abrahamson and Roggensack did not return calls about the incident.