Friday, June 14, 2013

The Withdrawn Student Regent Nominee Story Widens….he never voted in Walker Recall.

The blow back has been universal and swift, but is it enough, and as big as I think it should be in Walker’s upcoming reelection bid?

The good news is we’re finding out more, and getting a better perspective of not just Walker, but other Republican lawmakers. How they reacted to what was essentially blacklisting another Wisconsinite for signing a recall petition. Let’s face it, the recall petition has been an invaluable source of character assassination for the right wing in the past.
jsonline-Patrick Marley: Joshua Inglett, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville engineering student, did not vote in the actual recall election … Inglett, 20, on Thursday said he signed the petition outside a department store as a show of support for his mom, who at the time was a substitute teacher.
How dare he?!
Walker's deputy chief of staff, Rich Zipperer, told Inglett Thursday that his nomination was being withdrawn because the governor did not believe it could get through the Senate. Walker on Thursday declined to say why the nomination was being withdrawn.
So right away we’re getting conflicting stories. Plus, Walker knew his partisan Republicans senate thugs would surely blackball the recall signer.
Sen. Sheila Harsdorf's committee was to vote on Inglett Thursday, but she canceled the vote at the last moment. Sen. Dale Schultz (R-Richland Center), a member of the committee, said Inglett would have been unanimously approved if the vote had moved forward.
It’s time to stamp out liberal thought at on our university campuses:
Sen. Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend) does not sit on the committee, but he … knew Inglett had signed the recall petition but did not bring it up. Grothman said Inglett was a "nice guy" but he wouldn't have supported his appointment because he did not think he would fight hard enough against what he considers a liberal bias on university campuses.

"I want people who view the strong bias on campus as a problem and I don't think this guy would.”
Some Democrat should get up and suggest getting rid of the strong Republican presence on campus as well. I wonder how that would go over?

From the crazy side of politics, Wisconsin Reporter takes back some of it's recently obtained credibility with this silly partisan spin; Josh should have been more forthcoming about something as unimportant as signing Walker's recall petition. He should have known it was wrong to oppose the Walker authority. It won't be tolerated:
It’s not about politics, it’s about integrity.

That’s how Regina Millner, a member of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents, sums up the flap over Gov. Scott Walker’s decision to withdraw his nomination to the board a university student who signed the petition to recall theRepublican governor.

“I think the rationale is not simply signing the petition; it’s about being forthcoming. That represents a real issue,” Millner told Wisconsin Reporter Wednesday.

1 comment:

  1. A bit off topic here, but not everyone who signed the recall voted against Walker. I personally know of people who signed the recall, but voted for Walker at the June election. There was a movement of conservatives who decided that if Walker won the recall, he would be more empowered. Some of my conservative friends were blood thirsty to see our hearts crushed in the election.