Aug 17, 2013

Scott Walker Fills Post after Axing Student for Signing Recall Walker Petition

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UW-Platteville student Joshua Inglett found out last June how petty Scott Walker is.

Days after being appointed on a Monday in June by Walker to the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents, the mild-mannered engineering student's appointment was rescinded by Walker when Walker found out Inglett had signed the Recall Walker petition to show support for his mother who is a substitute teacher.

Walker waited until this Friday in slow-news month, August to announce he is appointing Inglett's replacement, Chad Landes, who did not sign the Recall Walker petition.

"This is absolute McCarthyism. It's the very definition of it," Sen Jon Erpenbach (D-Middleton) said in June. "No legislator and no governor should make the litmus test did you sign or didn't you sign. ... The question is whether or not you are qualified to do the job."

Walker denied being involved in his appointing Inglett in the first place, but Walker then changed his mind and denied being involved in changing his mind either.

"Again, I wasn't involved in that directly. In the interest of not pulling him (Inglett) through the details on this, we withdrew the nomination," Walker said in June.

Walker also said: "We've got plenty of other good candidates and we're not going to get into specifics about it. I'm not going to comment one way or the other." (Scott Bauer. AP)

Actually, Inglett publicly asked Walker for an explanation of details and specifics.

"I feel like it's a public attack on my character," Inglett told The Associated Press, referring to the withdrawn appointment.

Inglett's signing of the Recall Walker petition, and Walker's decision to rescind his nomination that Walker said he was not involved in, was first reported by RightWisconsin.

Other Scott Walker News

The Wisconsin public does not know where Walker is today as Walker keeps his public schedule private, but Walker announced he has stacked the Wisconsin Labor and Industry Review Commission with new GOP anti-worker appointees

In related news, Shelby Sebens reports this week Scott Walker, will be taking his message to Seattle in early September. Sebens reports:
Walker will be in Seattle on Sept. 5 to speak at the Washington Policy Center's awards dinner, according to a press release from the conservative, free-market think tank. He will be touting his new book, 'Unintimidated: A Governor's Story and a Nation's Challenge.' 

The Washington Policy Center is a rightiwng think-tank heavily supported by the health insurance industry, hedge funds and moneyed interests hostile to Medicare and Social Security.

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