When I read this story originally, in the paper version, the Wisconsin State Journal didn’t bother mentioning Laurie McCallum’s relationship to a former politician and governor we all might remember, Scott McCallum. Here finally is what I assume's a “correction” for that oversight, and the raw message of cronyism and nepotism the Republican style of government is ushering in, and the subtle attempt by the paper to cover it up. Remember the Republican assembly and senate majority leaders dad?
McCallum may have the creds for the job, but really, is any of this just a coincidence anymore?
WSJ: Laurie McCallum, the wife of former governor Scott McCallum, was appointed to the state Labor and Industry Review Commission, Gov. Scott Walker announced Friday.
“I’m very grateful that Gov. Walker would have enough confidence in me to appoint me,” said McCallum, who has been a review attorney with the LIRC for the past eight years. Before that, she served as a commissioner with LIRC and as chair of the state Personnel Commission for 13 years.