Challenged by and envious of Barrett's detailed, 67-page jobs plan, Walker had a short competing memo filled with rhetoric and platitudes stretched to 68 pages (sic) by having the text blown up into huge, headline-size font.
Pages have about 15 words, or less if they are a photo or sub-title page.
Walker's phony pitch and graphic tricks are on the level of the late-night cable infomercials for diet supplements that will melt off the weight and transfer it to your garden tomatoes while you sleep.
You'd might expect this juvenilia, this superficiality from an unprepared college student caught flat-footed by an exam question - - writing on lined paper in REALLY BIG SCRIPT, or on one side of the page to convey the impression that he or she actually had something substantive to say, but from a candidate for Governor?
About jobs and the economy?
It makes you wonder how much photo-shopping and other forms of fakery or inflated claims have already been inserted throughout Walker's literature.
Waukesha County, Republican pols tried and failed to kill it.
The Calatrava Addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum
Sunset on the lakefront, summer 2018
Milwaukee River empties into Lake Michigan
On the Downtown Riverwalk, looking to the Hoan Bridge
Wisconsin wind farm, east of Waupun
86 turbines overcame Walker's blockade
Skylight illumination in Milwaukee City Hall
The historic 19th-century building has stone floors, copper decoration, and iron work by the famous artisan Cyril Kolnic. Stop in and walk around.
What water, wetland protection is all about
"A little fill here and there may seem to be nothing to become excited about. But one fill, though comparatively inconsequential, may lead to another, and another, and before long a great body may be eaten away until it may no longer exist. Our navigable waters are a precious natural heritage, once gone, they disappear forever," wrote the Wisconsin Supreme Court in its 1960 opinion resolving Hixon v. PSC and buttressing The Public Trust Doctrine, Article IX of the Wisconsin State Constitution.
Lake Michigan in winter
James Rowen's Bio
James Rowen is an independent writer based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He worked as the senior Mayoral staffer in Madison and Milwaukee and for newspapers in both cities. This blog began on 2/2/ 2007.