HAND-CURATED POSTS FROM THE WISCONSIN BLOGOSPHERE (AND SOMETIMES POINTS BEYOND)
Late-in-game tactical switch.
Via Washington Post .
“It is, I think, stunning that Scott Walker has suddenly found 57,000 jobs and gone from negative to positive three weeks before an election,” said Barrett campaign spokesman Phil Walzak. “The timing is enormously suspicious. . . . Clearly the governor is losing the argument on jobs with the people of Wisconsin, and he’s now trotting out these new figures in an extremely unusual way.”
Includes 5.17 Dept. of Workforce Development April jobs report.
Right on schedule…
Scott Fitzgerald’s rattled.
Via FREE WHITEWATER.
By January 2012, Walker scheduled about 30 hours a week for state business — half as much work time as six months earlier. On some weekdays, eight- to 12-hour time blocks were simply marked “Personal.”
For the record, Fitzgerald said he doesn’t buy Compas’ Pollyanna image. He knows some people are painting the race as a David-vs.-Goliath contest. But Fitzgerald said he thinks her husband is one of the main forces behind her campaign, as well as unions and protest groups. “I don’t for one minute believe she is the organizing force behind this whole thing,” he said.
Not many; it’s new votes that will matter.
Via Shark and Shepherd.
But union leaders are, themselves, insiders.
Every vote counts.
Walker, Barrett will debate twice, on Friday, 5.25 and Thursday, 5.31.
But only half as much by voting-age percentage as Walter Kohler’s back then.