Wisconsin Department of Commerce Secretary Dick Leinenkugel announced today that he is resigning at the end of the week to "pursue a new opportunity."
Could the new opportunity be a gubenatorial run? Tom Barrett isn't polling very well. If nothing else, a primary challenger might fire up Barrett to actually launch a real campaign. He seemed reluctant to run in the first place.
Think how cool it would be to have a Governor Leinenkugel. We could call the mansion in Maple Bluff the "Leinie Lodge" and watch the old-money neighbors blow a gasket. There could be a beer tent on the lawn during the annual Rhythm & Booms display at nearby Warner Park. It would be awesome.