Let’s see how our strong pull-yourself-up-by-your-bootstraps, hardworking, “you-built-that” conservative big mouths, work their way up.
Take a tip from former AG JB Van Hollen. Oh, and just for fun, see how he dealt with the scary possibility of losing his health insurance:
As attorney general, J.B. Van Hollen asked the state’s corrections secretary at the time to give his wife a state job so his family could keep health benefits, “He asked me to find her a position there (at the Department of Corrections) as an attorney since he was not running again so they would have an income source and benefits,” former Corrections Secretary Ed Wall testified. Few applied for the job, and Lynne Van Hollen did get the job.
After Lynne Van Hollen worked as a Department of Corrections attorney, she sought to become the department’s chief counsel. Wall did not go along with that. J.B. Van Hollen then contacted Walker’s chief of staff at the time, Eric Schutt, in an effort to get her the job, according to Wall’s testimony Wednesday. Wall remained steadfast and she did not get that job.
I’m not taking a shot at Van Hollen’s wife, I’m just pointing out how the rules differ for one party.