Sunday, November 2, 2014

WI State Journal endorsement a boost for Burke

The generally-conservative Madison morning paper - - opens its common-sense endorsement of Mary Burke with a judgement that should get your attention, and Scott Walker's, too: 
State politics is far too divisive under Gov. Scott Walker. Wisconsin lags on jobs and faces its third largest budget shortfall in two decades. 
These are not problems without a solution. Our state can and must inject more cooperation and innovation into improving our economy and recapturing Wisconsin’s can-do spirit... 
The State Journal editorial board endorses Burke for governor in Tuesday’s election.
This endorsement should have been a slam dunk for Walker. 

More proof that Walker is the Wrong-Way Governor, and that Burke's core message urging political healing is getting through.


Anonymous said...

Rats...sinking ships...or...catch the rising tide.

Can Scott John Doe Walker spell pecuniary?
The indictment of former Governor John Doe will sell some papers too.

Jake formerly of the LP said...

I think the State Journal realized that people had caught onto them as a poor man's Journal-Sentinel (in the right-wing propaganda way), and couldn't go on with the Lee Enterprises party line any more.

Regardless of the reason, it's pretty significant to see the State Journal make this change. This is a paper that endorsed Walker twice, and even endorsed GEORGE DUBYA BUSH. If these guys can't stand with Walker anymore, what does that tell you?

Anonymous said...

Wow I never thought I'd see this day. The S J web site always has hard core right wing extremists who respond beyond the pale to any favorable Burke story.....their readers must be going ballistic! Too bad the J S wouldn't strap on a pair and support a new leader for Wisconsin.

Jake formerly of the LP said...

None of those RW commentators live in the WSJ's distribution area, and most don't even live in the state (WHAAAA-ska is the one exception).

But for Lee Enterprises not to stick with Walker? Very telling

Anonymous said...

Was this satire?

Had to be. Why else would they wait so long to express an opinion other than to sell subscriptions.