jsonline: University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank is "bringing Washington politics to Madison," the co-chairs of the state's budget-writing Joint Committee on Finance said Wednesday.Divisive Politics? It's the "I know you are but what am I" defense: Walker's latest and most dramatic shredding of state government is a purity political thing for him, which he intends to use against his opponents in his campaign for president. And yet, Chancellor Blanks is the political one, who has the nerve to negotiate:
"Gov. (Scott) Walker is offering autonomy and more flexibility in his budget proposal and instead of support, the governor and legislature are being met with divisive politics," Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) and Rep. John Nygren (R-Marinette) said in their statement.
The lawmakers said Blank's position — actively opposing the $300 million in budget cuts attached to proposed new autonomy for the UW System — is "a stark contrast" from former chancellor Biddy Martin.
Like all women chancellors are all the same? And don't forget to play the "hate Obama" card:
Darling and Nygren said, "This difference begs the question: Is the current chancellor and former Obama appointee playing politics with our state's universities? In the future, we hope to have an open and honest dialogue with the System about the budget, as no constructive conversation will come from bringing Washington politics to Madison."What a wonderful way to start a constructive conversation.