Monday, October 8, 2012

Thompson Not One Of Us Anymore

Tommy Thompson has been struggling with trying to sell the Wisconsin voters that he's still "the boy from Elroy," and just as down to earth as he ever was. It's a hard sell to begin with and it just got a lot more difficult.

From Dan Bice, we learn that Thompson, worth $13 million, is more like a certain senator from Arizona:
For years, then-Gov. Tommy Thompson complained that he wasn't earning big bucks as a government official.

Not any more.

Simply ask the U.S. Senate candidate exactly how many residences he owns. Just like U.S. Sen. John McCain, Thompson has a hard time keeping track.

"Three," the veteran Republican responded last week at a campaign event.

Thompson has three houses? Isn't there another one?

"No," he answered without hesitation.

OK, everybody knows about the farm in his hometown of Elroy and the house in Madison. There's also his family's relatively new 10,889-square-foot home on the outskirts of the Walt Disney World Resort in Kissimmee, Fla. A Thompson family trust bought that edifice - and its "top of the line everything," an online ad says - for $675,000 last year after the bank-owned property was marked down from its original $1.4 million asking price.

Thompson acknowledged owning all three houses.

But that was it, he said.

Only later did a correction come from his campaign staff:

He actually has one more place he calls home.

Thompson - who is running against Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin - had forgotten his condo off Lake Wisconsin in Sauk County. The property is currently assessed at more than $1.3 million.
Bice goes on how he was a master of flipping homes in Washington, D.C. as well.

We already know that, if elected, Thompson has no interest in representing the people of Wisconsin, so it's not surprising that's parlayed his position into a massive wealth.

The thing that keeps nagging at me is if that condo in Sauk County has anything to do with the way he "built Wisconsin."


  1. Looks like Tommy Thompson spent more time flipping houses in DC than doing actual work for the Bush Administration!

  2. This this count include the condos for his mistresses?