Walker urged to reconsider rescinding regent appointee: 'It's a public attack on my character'

  • Article by: SCOTT BAUER , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 14, 2013 - 8:25 AM

MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker refused to say Thursday why he withdrew his nomination to the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents of a UW-Platteville student who signed a petition to recall him from office.

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martin64Jun. 13, 1310:38 AM

Talk about petty politics.

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potter101Jun. 13, 1310:57 AM

This character is a potential tea bag regressive that will try for the regressive presidential nomination and he will find support in the goofy side of the regressive party.

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hardtimesJun. 13, 1312:46 PM

Walker did what most any official would do in his place. He has the responsibility to appoint competent people and the right to reject those who work against him. And, when he is President, he will do the same. And like it or not, this is inevitable. Even YOU know that.

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augsburg54Jun. 13, 1312:57 PM

God Bless Scott Walker...at least he acts in accordance to the beliefs of a majority of Wisconsites (true representation) unlike Dayton and his rogue legislature which is becoming more tyrannical and self serving as each day passes.

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la0tsuJun. 13, 13 1:04 PM

Walker president? HA! Someone's been drinking at lunch today!

This episode just makes clear that Walker values loyalty over competence. That's the kind of decision that dictators throughout history have made time and time again. While it may be convenient in the short run, the end result is invariably disaster.

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bessielynneJun. 13, 13 1:04 PM

That is awesome! I bet half the people who signed the position didn't even understand it. Those who did understand it should not be surprised by this.

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leakyboatJun. 13, 13 1:13 PM

This just is further proof that walker is a petty, small-minded politician. We already knew that. He in no way has the stature to become President. He is best suited for the job he has - governor of an increasingly regressive and irrelevant state.

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boris123Jun. 13, 13 1:17 PM

I would do the same. The ex-nominee is clearly not on the same page for more efficient, accountable and smaller government. Kudos to Walker!

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downtownfunJun. 13, 13 1:21 PM

their loss they would not have nominated him if he didn't have money so looks like the school lost a donor because of scotty

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dumbgopJun. 13, 13 1:25 PM

It sucks being targeted by government/and or polticians because of your political beliefs....don't you think?

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