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Tuesday, February 08, 2011

It's Scott "Blago" Walker To You

The stuff on Walker today just keeps pouring in with the story that he appointed the father of the state's two most powerful republican legislators - Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald (R-Horicon) and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) - to head the State Patrol.

Because the job is politically appointed, Walker did not need to follow the normal hiring process required for the vast majority of employees under the civil service system. This gives a taste of what Rock County residents can expect now that they turned over their democratically elected coroner's office into a political appointment.

What others are saying...

Interesting that Republicans condemn Louis Butler's nomination because he lost an election for Supreme Court Justice but those same Republicans laud the appointment of a man who lost an election for county sheriff. -- Community Not War

I am a die hard Republican but REALLY a 68 year old appointed to lead the state patrol. I am in LAW ENFORCEMENT and there a lot of OLD TIMERS who just can't give it up. -- gogreenandgold

"I've got this thing and it's f---ing golden" -- Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich

I think the appropriate question is this: Why is this a political appointment? -- letstrytobepolite

Why? Just ask the Rock County Board why they chose to wrest the voting rights away at the ballot box for a county office. It's for efficiency, accountability, professionalism, control and oh yeah, to take the partisanship out of the office.



Anonymous said...

I hope your not surprised. This is the kind of crap that going to happen a lot in the next 4 years. Those that pay get to play. Qualifications are meaningless. Walker is right up there with GWB. He's the big "decider".

Wonder which one of Podzilni's cronies they want to appoint? Gotta be one of the Gilbertson crew or Beaver's kid. Maybe that pinhead that ran for election. Whoever it is, they better have more credentials than that new ME doc up in Madison or the board is going to look dumber than they do now.

Anonymous said...

This is so wrong! They couldn't find one person, even a republican, more qualified from within department to promote or appoint? The Fitzgerald family wants smaller government ...down to about the size of their family.

Anonymous said...

There's your mistake. You assume having qualifications matters; it does not when political favors are due.

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