Friday, July 30, 2010

Reince Priebus Has No Confidence In Scott Walker

Thursday, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood came to Wisconsin to announce the next batch of money coming to Wisconsin for the high speed rail that will become part of a nationwide system. During the announcement, LaHood made the statement that this is a federal program and that "There's no stopping it."

Later that same day, Scott Walker, always a gubernatorial candidate, never a governor, did his usual showboating and grandstanding by sending out a press release saying that he would stop it:

“It’s reckless of Governor Doyle and Mayor Barrett to spend $810 million of taxpayer money on a boondoggle train when we can’t even afford to fix our roads and bridges. Our state is facing a $2.5 billion hole in next year’s budget and a list a mile long of transportation needs. As governor, I will stop this train dead in its tracks and advocate for this money to be used for roads and bridges instead."

Reince Priebus, chair of WISGOP, when he is not Michael Steele's personal helmsman, apparently does not feel to confident in Walker's ability to back up the bravado, agreeing that the train can't be stopped:

Perhaps Mark Neumann should send James Klauser a letter asking him if he wanted to double down on his previous donation. If Walker's main cheerleader doesn't hold out much hope for Walker's abilities, who else would?

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