Should our government and judicial positions be filled with conservative ideologues only? Fitzgerald no long feels the need to soft sell his position:
|Ass wipe or not?|
jsonline-Patrick Marley: The state Senate's incoming leader said Monday he would like to take retired judges off the state's nonpartisan elections and ethics board and replace them with political appointees.
Sen. Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau), said he believed the state Government Accountability Board has made decisions favoring Democrats and that putting political appointees on the board would "strike more of a balance." "GAB, it's not working the way it's supposed to," Fitzgerald said.
That paranoid absurdity is now what controls and preoccupies the Republican agenda these days. Balance would seem to suggest...balance. They want to make state government "liberal" proof. With an essential lock on legislative districts for 10 years Democrats will find repealing, replacing and cleaning up, after these dogs have "marked their territory," will be an almost impossible task. Fitzgerald, Vos and Walker can't stop "lifting a leg."
How times have changed under the Walker Authority:
Lawmakers in 2007 overwhelmingly voted to create the accountability board … The board consists of six retired judges. Every Republican in the Legislature at the time voted for the measure, and having the board consist of former judges was a GOP idea.
I really like this outright admission that authoritarian one party control is their only winnable option:
But Fitzgerald said it had not worked out as expected. "I just don't think there's an independent voice at all," he said. "The judges say we don't have enough (information) to overturn the staff recommendations, so they just say 'aye,' " Fitzgerald said.
Like Republicans are concerned at all with details? Can you say ALEC? You saw how they handled WEDC. These are lazy freeloading politicians, and taking the easy way out-one party control, is optimal.
Fitzgerald said GOP lawmakers were particularly frustrated with how the board handled the recall elections of Gov. Scott Walker and state senators in 2011 and 2012.Accountability to the voters is such a drag.