The Schrammie: Rolling the political dice

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By Ken Schram

Some "Schrammies" just can't wait until Wednesday.

For instance...

I'm scratching my head trying to figure out the point and purpose of the state Democratic Party walking to the edge of the political precipice to do nothing but take a pointless stand.

So, would Dwight Pelz, the Big Kahuna of the state D's, put the donkey back in the barn and come on down?

Seems Dwight and company - that would be the party's central committee - recently decided to throw some political weight behind Ehren Watada - that would be the Army lieutenant up on charges for refusing to serve in Iraq.

A resolution commending Watada was passed with a healthy show of hands.

Watada was praised for his moral leadership and - are you ready for this? - for his commitment to duty.

Dwight, Dwight, Dwight: Why would you think that even remotely makes any sense?

Oh wait.

There I go trying to find the sense in a resolution that means nothing and will do nothing, well, nothing more than divide the folks who are opposed to the war but can't abide Watada's actions.

So...for rolling the political dice and crapping out and for sticking your nose where it really doesn't belong, take a bow, Dwight, because this "Schrammie" - who wouldn't burn his draft card even if he had one - this "Schrammie" is for you.

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