Cathy Stepp, the former home builder installed at the helm of the DNR to bring to it what Scott Walker called a "chamber of commerce mentality"
engaged in a partisan attack on Democratic legislators on Charlie
Sykes' radio show this morning - - the agency has usually stayed above
the partisan fray - - and repeated some of her views in a statement
emailed to her employees over the demise of a mining bill.
And here's the little tip-off, the "tell," if you will, that her intentions were partisan, because at the end of her email, Stepp says:
On my travels through-out the state, I have found that most of the citizens of the state trust the DNR to do its job. Why don't Democrat State Senators?"Democrat State Senators."
That use of the noun "Democrat" when "Democratic" is the proper term is a typical, righty, Republican/Tea Party Rush-ism invention and put-down - - and you only hear it in a partisan context when the right and GOP wants to diminish the Democratic Party by mis-naming it.
Which we've seen and heard from her before. Remember her righty, anti-DNR rant, with its classic illiterate ending, here?
Just another example of the democrats game plan: Change the Rules to Fit the Players.And I also remember when Stepp tried to paint herself as a neutral arbiter, telling Lee Bergquist of the Journal Sentinel:
Shout it with me, now: HYPOCRISY, THY NAME IS DEMOCRAT.
“It doesn’t matter what I think,” she said, adding, “My job is to check my beliefs and ideologies at the doorBusted, again.