Gordon Hintz Testifies


What I mean is, he gets down, man, in the “old school”, soulful sense of the expression. This is by far his most passionate performance since he won runner-up in the West Coast Air Guitar Championship (which, by the way, you can check out in the documentary, Air Guitar Nation). And I write this without any facetiousness whatsoever: passion is laudable when the occasion so clearly calls for it (and reason, justice, or fairness is also on your side), and it’s one aspect of politics that Democrats all too readily to cede to the Republicans.

Unfortunately, the only available video of Hintz’s speech has been disappearing from YouTube due to a copyright claim by the WisconsinEye Public Affairs Network. It’s too bad that the WPAN doesn’t allow web sites to embed their videos, which have their banner plastered across it; allowing embedding would be good advertising for them. In any case, I happen to have a good quality audio recording of the speech-

You go, guy: Krye Tuff strikes again (but this time with a quite visible – and audible – instrument)!

(Thanks, Larry C.)


ADDENDUM: It appears that Gordon’s passions extend into the, uh, more mundane aspects of life as well as politics. According to a story in today’s Northwestern

State Rep. Gordon Hintz said Tuesday that he was unaware that Appleton police had cited him for sexual misconduct in connection to a prostitution sting until the information was posted on Facebook over the weekend.

Appleton police said the citation, which was issued Feb. 10, stemmed from the department’s an ongoing investigation of Heavenly Touch Massage Parlor, 342 W. Wisconsin Ave., in Appleton. Police searched the business and a nearby residence in the 1300 block of North Division Street Jan. 28, after investigators had staked out the properties for several days after receiving a tip.

The ordinance under which the 37-year-old Oshkosh Democrat was charged prohibits paying or receiving “a fee, directly or indirectly, or to offer or ask for anything of value, for touching or offering to touch the sexual parts of another.”