[originally posted, 11:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 14, 2012[ Yeah, Scott Walker could 'return' to the private sector any old time where he wouldn't be tied to a crap salary from taxpayers of $144,000 a year, but while he's still got the job and unlimited "personal time, wink-wink" - - why not jet off to Palm Beach, Florida, or as they call it there, "the ATM of American politics "- - and pick up a cool $200,000+ in campaign cash and pledges from folks you've never met?
Reports the Palm Beach Daily News:
It’s good to have friends in Palm Beach, even if you’ve never met them before.
Embattled Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker strode into the Town Hall council chambers Wednesday afternoon, briefly interrupting a coastal protection discussion, said basically hello, and was on his way.I mean, why stay in Wisconsin and, say, fight for the train repair shop and jobs in Milwaukee you and your administration wanted, but let the Joint Finance Committee throw away Wednesday.
But he did take a moment to congratulate the town’s elected officials for what he called their leadership position in cutting employee pensions and other benefits.
He also left Palm Beach $200,000 richer in contributions, with more to come from pledges following a luncheon Wednesday organized by Town Council President David Rosow and Lee Hanley, who hosted the event at his Palm Beach home.
“This is the ATM of American politics,” said Councilman Bill Diamond, who spends much of his time raising money for Republican candidates...
Hanley, a former Landmarks Preservation Commissioner, said about 10 guests attended the luncheon, contributing varying amounts. He did verify some gave $25,000.
Ah, Palm Beach. Those private sector guys know how to throw a party and run an ATM.