Atty. Gen. J.B. Van Hollen, a Republican, suggests that Dane County District Atty. Brian Blanchard should strike a plea deal with former Assembly Speaker Scott Jensen, a Republican, in Jensen's corruption case.
Van Hollen's comments are simply inappropriate. He should keep his mouth shut and let the prosecutors and defense lawyers and judges handling the case do their jobs without such heavy-handed, big booted interference.
Perhaps the attorney general is going to start opining on settlement discussions for the routine, everyday drug, fraud and battery cases that don't involve his partisan pals.