WILL president 'a bit angry' about cartoon depicting him as executioner.


Byline: Michaela Paukner, mpaukner@wislawjournal.com

Rick Esenberg, president and general counsel of the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty, said he was initially "a bit angry" after seeing a political cartoon depicting him as an executioner with several nooses. The Cap Times, a Madison newspaper, published the cartoon this week in response to WILL's lawsuit against the Wisconsin Elections Committee.

The lawsuit calls for the removal ofas many as 209,000 names from the state's voter-registration rolls.An appeals court put it on hold on Tuesday.

The cartoonhas been taken down from the Cap Times' website, but WILL's director of communication, Colin Roth, tweeted a photo of iton Wednesday. Both Esenberg and the Cap Times' opinion editor, Jessie Opoien, spoke about the cartoonon the 620WTMJ radio show on Thursday morning.

"My initial reaction is to get a bit angry about it, but if you do what I do, this type...

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