Thanks to our fellow Wisconsin Blogger and DGL (damned good liberal), ColdH2O who runs the blog BillyCreek, we get a look at a story that has been all but buried in the press. In addition, he gives us links to OneWisconsinNow who has been all over this story from the beginning.
Here's the gist of it:
Former Republican Governor Scott McCallum admitted Thursday he manipulated the judicial appointment process established by his own executive orders in order to appoint Republican Party official Mike Gableman, a McCallum donor and fundraiser, to the Burnett County Circuit Court.
Republicans linked with money and corruption? Nah.....say it ain't true!
and another snippet:
“Governor McCallum confirmed what we already knew, that Mike Gableman got his job as a judge because that’s what McCallum wanted for his donor and fundraiser,” said Scot Ross, Executive Director of One Wisconsin Now. “Why are there no state documents showing that Gableman ever formally applied for the job, that he was ever interviewed for the job, or that he ever answered the extensive questions designed to indicate his qualifications and competence to have the job?”
Cool.....I wish somebody would give me a job I didn't even apply for.....
He also points out something I missed in the land of GreaterBlogSylvania: Here's the link and a snippet:
We had to suffer the bullshit of the right's attack on President Clinton in the '90s. I, for one, was happy we had a President who actually had an active sex life. All the money spent to impeach him, what a fucking waste of time. However, when Bill says stuff like this is really pisses me off.
And then he painted this scene: “She and John McCain are very close,” he said. “They always laugh that if they wound up being the nominees of their party, it would be the most civilized election in American history and they’re afraid they’d put the voters to sleep because they like and respect each other.”
I can tell you I'm not at all happy about that quote although I haven't seen it published anywhere else...but there IS this picture.
Go to the link and read the whole site. And also put BillyCreek in your favorites file!