WI Cronyism Update
Yesterday I noted the curious tale of a Walker (governor of Wisconsin) appointee who was given an $80k/year job with seemingly inadequate qualifications (oh, and who happened to be the son of a lobbyist who supported Walker).
Well, a day after the story broke, Walker acted: Walker demotes son of campaign contributor.
That move does not surprise me. However, what I found amazing in the follow-up story linked above was the list of qualifications for those who did not get the job:
The first, Oscar Herrera, is a former state cabinet secretary under Republican Gov. Scott McCallum with a doctoral degree and eight years’ experience overseeing the cleanup of petroleum-contaminated sites.
The second, Bernice Mattsson, is a professional engineer who served since 2003 in the post to which Deschane was appointed.
For those who didn’t read or don’t recall the previous story: the fellow who got the job “has no college degree” and “little management experience.”