Yesterday, Robin Vos played physician's assistant and failed wordsmith.
And Friday, Vos and fellow loose cannon Scott Fitzgerald went back to pretend law school to tsk-tsk Attorney General Josh Kaul - - a Democrat: horrors!! - - with your tax money and grab more state power for themselves.
Republicans argue Kaul must get permission from them before settling a broad set of cases. Any money from settlements must go into the state's main account, they contend.The leadership duo claims to be better, rightful stewards of state dollars, yet they are the architects of the Foxconn fiasco subsidies and a road system statewide allowed to degrade while being expanded to serve Foxconn in Vos' district at massive public expense.
We don't yet know whether the scandalously-'planned' and politically-greased Foxconn project will collapse quickly or shrink into broke-promised irrelevancy - - or whether politicians will be bold enough to say "mea culpa" and cut the public's losses - - but one thing we know for sure:
WI GOP Assembly Speaker Robin Vos managed in a state without two spare potholes-filling nickels to rub together to steer to and through his district a quarter of a billion federal and state road-and-interchange widening dollars that will trigger sprawl beyond bulldozed Mount Pleasant farms even if Foxconn never diverts a gallon of Lake Michigan water to produce a single big screen LCD TV.
Look at it as an adjunct to the gerrymandering Vos helped create that serves his own interests - - interests his caucus wants to protect through litigation, voter suppression and power-grabbing lame-duck legislating.Vos, as the Cap Times Dave Zweifel points out, is a pure bully.
Fitzgerald's legal acumen has been on display before.