Mr. Moderate? Don’t think so. Scott Walker’s unimpressive campaign to look evenhanded has failed badly.
Vetoing bounty hunters was a no-brainer, big deal.
But Walker's veto of legislation that would have booted the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, is all smoke and mirrors. What Walker did instead, was subtly threaten the UW by asking them to reconsider their entire policy allowing such organizations to collaborate on campus. Another words, maybe you should dump them all…or else.
Here's what Walker said:
WSJ: “It’s appropriate for (the Regents) to look at it. But it should be done in the context of a larger policy, not just specific to one organization.”
Why should they? After years of threatening the UW for its contract with nonprofit WiscNet, the inexpensive internet access service, the GOP finally just wrote a law banning any future deals. They handed AT&T and other privateers a big victory and a chance to dig deep into the taxpayers pockets. And isn't that what "small government" is all about?
The threat now for the UW is its inclusion of the WCIJ.