cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
Who knew that this story would be continued?
We now learn, courtesy of an open records request for e-mails, that the Doyle cadre knew full well that the new hire for the senior adviser position was going to be handling legal affairs. The cadre knew full well that the lady to be hired had to sit for the Wisconsin bar examination and acknowledged by e-mail to her that they'd give her thirty days of soft duty in which to study.
If his cadre knew, Governor Doyle most certainly knew. Nothing at this level could possibly escape his sight.
That gives way to an acknowledgment that his cadre also knew that, while she had passed the bar examination, "some detail" had prevented her being granted the right to practice law in Wisconsin. This means that she was retained in a full-time $100,000 per year position with all being aware that she was improperly employed in that position since she couldn't practice law in Wisconsin and since she would be handling legal issues for the Governor.
Governor Doyle has been strangely silent on this matter; he'd likely have wanted to get out in front of this and kill it before it got bigger. Why has he chosen to let it fester when it could be damaging to him? Could it be that he knows this could also affect his license to practice law in Wisconsin? Could it be that he is working his "magic" behind the scenes to get this over and done with ASAP?
There seems to be more here than has 'met the eye' so far, but people like Mark Belling will certainly not let this die as he proved yesterday afternoon. And, finally some information has found its way into the Journal Sentinel. I wonder if there will be a "Doyle Oopsie - Part Three"?
The Curmudgeon Blog today is titled "Clueless".