Greetings readers of the Daily Kos, and welcome to the land of cheese. Here it's a lot like Wonka's factory, yet with a much more distinct and lingering odor. So why cheese? Well for starters I happen to live in a delightful little state that is so utterly devoted to the spongy treat that we literally adorn our heads with it each and every autumn. That's right, I hail from Wisconsin, where Imperial "Walkers" march down the streets of the capital and graven bronze images of leather clad television characters smile at you with both thumbs raised to heaven.
Yet that's not the only motivation for the name. This is a political site, therefore the probability of finding politics on its pages ranges somewhere between running into George Clooney at a Mukwanago McDonalds and the chance that sometime in the next twenty four hours Ryan Braun will swing a bat. That being so, politics in many ways is like cheese; both take a substance synonymous with promise, hope, and nurturing, expose it over many hours, days, even years to a malicious cocktail of mold and decay, and eventually produce something else who's smell could vacate most any room but to an acquired taste has a flavor nothing short of heaven.
Let's just say I consider myself a connoisseur of fine cheeses, especially those made here in the badger state. It most certainly is an opportune time to indulge this little hobby as well. The initial week the site requires before I can post has ended just as across the state buttons are being pressed and pens being deprived of ink in an effort to flip ol' Governor Scotty a proverbial middle finger. Being rather young in years I have not had many an opportunity to sample the flavor of a recall cheese; I must say it is most definitely unique. It has these subtle touches of the sharp anger of this past February. I remember having the privilege of sampling that particular number on a saturday; fittingly snowy and cold and very heavy of the Wisconsin flavor (contrary to the insisting by outside sources that there were imports.) Yet this is most certainly not a sharp cheese much like those protests were. It's far more mellow but at the same time filling; lacking the punch and pizzazz but instead offering far more substance to satisfy our political stomachs. Let us hope though it has aged well and we don't find ourselves with salmonella in the morning.