Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Gov. Walker wants conservative control over UW Madison, and Chancellor Biddy Martin is a partner.

At UppityWisconsin, Xoff put together a must read for anyone already hyperventilating over Gov. Walker’s extremist agenda of one party rule. After reading this I felt bad and extremely angry. Below is just a small part of the UW nightmare unfolding:
Walker's UW power grab polarizes university system, may split GOP 
Governance of the Madison campus would be shifted from the Board of Regents to a new board with a majority of its members appointed by Walker, giving him immediate control of the campus. That is no small part of the package, and fits nicely with Walker's attempts since Jan. 3 to seize and consolidate all power to run the state in his office. 
Madison Chancellor Biddy Martin supports the idea, having negotiated it with him behind the backs of the UW Board of Regents, which runs the system and for whom she supposedly works. 
The Regents voted 16-1 to offer a plan of their own, called the Wisconsin Idea Partnership as an amendment to Walker's budget.  
Martin, the Madison chancellor, reacted to the Regents' action by accusing them of "smug snottiness" since her secret deal with Walker became public. 
The term for what she's engaging in is called projection -- attributing your own feelings onto others. Or, as Pee Wee Herman would say, "I know you are, but what am I?"

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