You have to give mining association executive and retired industrialist Tim Sullivan credit:
It takes ingenuity to a) be tasked by Gov. Walker to help save a once-defeated GOP Assembly iron mining bill originally labeled by the Journal Sentinel "a travesty of legislation" - - but then to b) further muddy the issue by getting the bill's version 2.0 tangled up in conflict-of-interest allegations...by the GOP's incoming Assembly Leader:
Rep. Scott Suder, the incoming Assembly majority leader, criticized Sullivan for not disclosing his ties to Cliffs [Natural Resources] when he testified before a Senate committee last week on the mining legislation...And, c) in this moment of minute-by-minute references to the "fiscal cliff," set off the latest round of rancor by accepting a lucrative board seat on a business named "Cliffs Natural Resources." Over the ferrous cliffs we go.
"I find this very disturbing," Suder said of Sullivan's work for Cliffs. "This raises some pretty serious red flags about Tim Sullivan's personal ethics and all of his comments about mining over the last six months."
Hat tip for the entire saga, Dan Bice.