Thursday, June 13, 2013

Gov. Scott Walker uses Recall Petition as Blacklist to pull Student Regent Nominee.

UPDATE: Let's hear it for WKOW reporter Danielle Lama, who happened to be the one that put Scott Walker on the spot, repeatedly asking him to clarify why he withdrew Josh Inglett's nomination as a student regent. His damning response should be played over and over. Gotcha.

Could this spell the end of our McCarthy like administration, and Gov. Scott Walker's chances of reelection? It should. According to TPM:
Inglett said he felt like his "character had been attacked."
Thank you Sen. Jon Erpenbach:

Here the most recent development:
Picture from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
jsonline: Gov. Scott Walker has withdrawn his appointment of a University of Wisconsin-Platteville student to the UW System's Board of Regents — a student who signed a petition calling for a recall election of the governor two years ago. "His nomination has been withdrawn," Walker's press secretary Tom Evenson confirmed Thursday morning.
 "I'm pleased to appoint Joshua to the UW System Board of Regents," Walker said. "The student's perspective is especially vital to the effectiveness of the Board of Regents, and I know he will serve the UW System and his fellow students well."

Inglett's father, Richard, is pastor of Bethlehem Lutheran Church-ELCA in Portage. Joshua Inglett's nomination was touted as a coup for an under-represented campus, which hasn't had a student appointed to the regents for several years, and as a positive reinforcement for the importance of the STEM fields — science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Sen. Jon Erpenbach (D-Middleton), a member of the Universities and Technical Colleges Committee, said he was stunned Walker was withdrawing Inglett's name.

"At some point, Scott Walker has got to let this stuff go," Erpenbach said. "He's a sitting governor picking on a college kid. It's not going to reflect well on him at all. Governing by paranoia is not going to get us anywhere."
Walker again claims he knows nothing....
jsonline: Walker refused to say why he pulled Inglett's appointment. "We've got plenty of other good candidates and we're not going to get into specifics about it," Walker told reporters. "We've made a decision to withdraw the name in our office."

Inglett told a Madison television station his appointment was withdrawn Wednesday, shortly after the governor's office asked him if he had signed the recall petition. Asked if that was accurate, Walker said, "I wasn't involved in that directly.”

“I wasn't involved directly” is starting to get a little old after the John Doe investigation. 

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