This is who they got? Really?
Mary Burke, former Governor Jim Doyle’s economic development architect…
(interrupting) Wisconsin lost 133,000 jobs during Doyle’s last term. Even the left-leaning Politifact couldn’t get around that minor detail, though goodness knows that they tried. And even the left-leaning Politifact can’t deny that Wisconsin has gained 62,000 jobs under Scott Walker’s first two years, although goodness knows that they tried there, too.
The rest of Burke’s resume, such as it is, is largely a celebration of the woman’s skill at picking the right parents; trust fund kiddie out slumming in an approved quasi-landed-gentry-liberal-elitist fashion. But she’s got money to burn, which is what the Democratic party of Wisconsin is looking for in a candidate right now… well, that’s what the grown-up members of the Wisconsin Democratic party are looking for, right now. Progressive Wisconsin Democrats apparently want to have another go with putting their genitals in the sausage maker, instead.
I have to say: watching the other side have to put up candidates whose only real qualification is an ability to write infinite checks is very cheering.
PS: I do not think that Scott Walker will have any trouble funding his 2014 campaign. Especially if Walker sends out pictures of him on what Ben Domenech calls the Throne of Skulls.