Thursday, April 21, 2011

Walker's Cronyism Runs Amok Again

Is Scott Walker and his administration totally incapable of learning anything? It appears so:
In picking a new register of deeds for Marinette County, Gov. Scott Walker picked a Republican campaign worker with no experience with land records and vital records.

He passed over three candidates with detailed knowledge of how the office of the register of deeds works, including two deputies who have worked in the office for years.

The appointment comes after the GOP governor faced criticism because the son of a campaign supporter landed a top job at the state Department of Commerce.

Renee Miller started as Marinette County register of deeds on Wednesday, after being appointed to it earlier this month. Miller is a friend of Rep. John Nygren (R-Marinette), has worked on his campaigns for five years and is married to Nygren's campaign treasurer, Paul Miller.

The appointment has upset employees in the register of deeds office who applied for the job. One of the three employees in the office transferred to another county job, and another said she was considering doing the same, which would leave Miller without an experienced staff as she gets to know the office.
This is only the latest in a long string of cronies that he has given jobs for which they are particularly unqualified for or just don't deserve.

In fact, Walker's cronyism and pay-for-play favoritism is already so severe that in just a few months in office, there is already a call for a federal investigation.

The gales of November can't come soon enough for those of us that still love this state.


  1. Love the "gales of November" metaphor.

    Democratic Underground is correct in reporting that the Marinette County appointment is evidence that Gov. Walker violated the U.S. Bankruptcy code. He rejected one of the deputies, because of a bankruptcy filing. You can't do that.

    His Press Sec. Cullen Werwie missed it and used the bankruptcy filing in his comments to the JS.

    You can't fix stupid.

  2. rebecca kleefisch- "can he appoint this table, or this, you know,clock?can we appoint dogs?"

    1. Ha! I needed that laugh, that's funny.

      Matter of fact, I need to laugh more. I think I'll go watch the RebeccaForReal on the 'tube...

  3. I understand that all politicians reward their pals. However, when you set yourself up as a politican above others, making the "hard decisions" solely based on your "vision' and your beliefs, and talk about how public workers are overpaid--for goodness sakes, DON'T SET YOUR FRIENDS UP N PUBLIC JOBS!