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Re: Walker for governor

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:15 pm
by gargantua
Henry Vilas wrote:
The announcement of the visit says Trump will talk about the need for voters to expand Republican majorities in the House and Senate. It specifically mentions supporting Republican Leah Vukmir who is running against Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin.

There is no mention of Republican Gov. Scott Walker, who is up for re-election against Democrat Tony Evers.

Looks like he is more worried that Baldwin (who is leading in the polls) might win.

Baldwin is a lock.

Re: Walker for governor

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:15 pm
by DCB
I watched the first Walker/Evers debate. I don't have any Deep Insights, except that Walker snorts a lot, loudly. If I could find the audio I'd post the link. He's really loud.

Re: Walker for governor

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:14 pm
by gargantua
From what I've seen up to this point, I don't know who will win. If it's Walker, it won't be because of the teacher porn issue, which didn't move the needle in the polls. It'll be the old "he'll tax you to death" chestnut. He started running those and now it's a close race. Apparently that strategy never fails.

Re: Walker for governor

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:10 pm
by jman111
Even early on, however, I noticed that not everything was as it should be. At more than one Cabinet meeting, the secretary of the Department of Administration, Mike Huebsch, told us never to send him or the governor any electronic documents of consequence, and to avoid the use of our state-issued cellphones. “If you send me an important report electronically, I won’t open it,” I remember him saying, “and if you call me on your state phone, I won’t answer it.” If we had any important documents, they were to be “walked over” and hand-delivered to the governor’s office. As a result, open-record requests by the media or political opponents would be almost futile. This lack of transparency would be a hallmark of the Walker administration.

(my emphasis)
Others who served in Walker’s Cabinet have also soured on their former boss. Ex–Transportation Secretary Gottlieb said in September that Walker “isn’t telling the truth” about Wisconsin’s roads, and blasted him for “taking a high-risk gamble” when it comes to the state’s infrastructure. In August, ex–Corrections Secretary Ed Wall published a book titled Unethical: Life in Scott Walker’s Cabinet and the Dirty Side of Politics, a clear jab at Walker’s book Unintimidated. Earlier this month, ex–Commerce Secretary Paul Jadin resigned from his $208,000-a-year job in economic development in order to publicly share criticism of Walker, declaring that Walker “routinely put his future ahead of the state.”

I Respected Scott Walker. Then I Worked for Him.

Re: Walker for governor

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:33 pm
by DCB
jman111 wrote:
As a result, open-record requests by the media or political opponents would be almost futile. This lack of transparency would be a hallmark of the Walker administration.

(my emphasis)

I find it hard to believe this would happen under the Walker administration.

Re: Walker for governor

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:45 pm
by jman111
Yeah, if there's anything I find suspicious about Mr Bildsten's article, it's how trusting he supposedly was of Walker back in 2011. Didn't these guys pay any attention to his time as County Executive???
I joined Walker’s administration at the very beginning, in 2011, and at first I enjoyed my job and respected the governor. I thought he was more of a technocrat than a partisan, driven to improve governance of the state he loved.

The technocrat I had respected vanished, replaced by a partisan who thought the White House was in reach.

Re: Walker for governor

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:26 pm
by Shorty
Scott Walker's Top 5 Anti-Union Hits
https://wisaflcio.typepad.com/wisconsin ... union-hits

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Re: Walker for governor

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:04 pm
by Shorty

Re: Walker for governor

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:52 pm
by Cadfael
Tony Evers will hold on to his current position as state schools superintendent until he is sworn in as governor on Jan. 7.

...Evers will have the power as governor to appoint is replacement as state superintendent, a position that oversees the Department of Public Instruction.

If Evers resigned earlier, Republican Gov. Scott Walker could appoint a successor.

Re: Walker for governor

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:12 pm
by gargantua
In addition, he retains his post on the Board of Regents. Smart move.