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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:23 PM
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Inexperienced college drop-out son of lobbyist snags $81,500-a-year job from Scott Walker


It's good to be born to people who know people.

That's largely the perception many Wisconinites are taking away from this weekend's revelation that the son of a major political donor to Republican Governor Scott Walker landed a very well-heeled post in the state's Department of Commerce with apparent ease.

His qualifications: dropping out of college, working for a few Republicans, working for a lobbyist shop and getting busted a couple times for DUI.

Most guys in their mid-20s would be staring down a decade of riding the bus after a couple drunk driving convictions.

That one reason why Wisconsinites aren't necessarily happy to hear that the young Brian Deschane, the son of a lobbyist for the Wisconsin Builders Association and a major Walker donor, is now earning $81,500 a year on their dime.

And lucky him: In Brian's first two months on the job, he even landed a 26 percent pay raise, according to The Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel. It's a very generous percentage too -- unlike Wisconsin teachers, who typically make about half of Deschane's salary and see their pay increase only 21 percent every 10 years.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/04/04/with-no-degree-an... /
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:24 PM
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1. Nepotism at its finest
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:28 PM
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2. how else will he get experience? Honestly, some people.
Isn't the state's role in ejukashun being foolfilled here? By training this kid, they are making him a productive part of society.
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inademv Donating Member (738 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:28 PM
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3. Doesn't this cross the line into an offense that can be actioned?
isn't that actually illegal?
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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:36 PM
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8. Bet he resigns, gets reassigned or demoted
I once knew someone who worked for a state agency where she hung out with other "interns" whose fathers were well-connected. All they did was read newspapers and eat donuts all day. It doesn't exactly surprise me to hear this.
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:30 PM
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4. Don't you just love favoritism and nepotism?
:grr:
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:30 PM
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5. More discussion here:
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Liberal Veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:31 PM
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6. Way to pull yourself up by someone else's bootstraps junior!
:woohoo:
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:35 PM
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7. stuff
Brain's facebook page ..... the man likes to party


his interests
BAKES, Room 101 Cigars, Camacho Cigars, Discover Boating, WMC - Wisconsin's Business Voice, WI Manufacturers & Commerce,
Becher Group, StrataDesign, SkipperBud's of Madison, Malibu Open, Deak's Pub & Grill, Howard Marklein, MacIver Institute, Clean Lakes Festival, Mike Royko
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:39 PM
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9. Oh, FUN... we can view his friends and get the Scott Fitzgerald's personal page!
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:49 PM
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10. And a picture of Daddy Deschane and Scott Walker
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 05:34 PM by Botany


http://wonkette.com/442147/scott-walker-pays-81-5k-govt...

I predict Mr. Deschane will be gone from the Wisconsin state government in a matter of days. His facebook page
will be down in minutes.

So the boy likes to drink, boat, smoke cigars, and rub elbows to w/ the rich.


Oh, FUN... we can view his friends and get the Scott Fitzgerald's personal page! :rofl:

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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 05:05 PM
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12. Love the headline: Scott Walker Pays $81.5K Govt Salary to Drunk-Driving Loser Son of Crony
:rofl:
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 05:38 PM
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15. He hid his friend list but wall is still public.
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 05:42 PM
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17. He is giving our side all the ammo it needs.
Brian Deschane
My car search is over. Finally bought a 2007 Focus with 21,000 miles on it. I sure hope it gets at least 30 mpg. I've heard
$4.00 gas by Memorial Day and possible $5.00 by the end of the year. I wonder if my wages will go up 60%. 3/6/2011
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 05:46 PM
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18. I stumbled onto this whilst clicking around:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Joel Kleefisch is part of the Republican Assembly that passed the bill illegally. His wife is the Lt Gov.

His page is also full of win.
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 05:01 PM
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11. Brian Deschane's facebook is now Private
:rofl:

But before it got locked down Brian's brother likes:

Ron Paul, Sarah Palin, and John McCain ....

his friends were a collection of right wing frat boys and nutballs
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 05:38 PM
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16. He hid his friend list but wall is still public.
D'oh, last post was reply to wrong post.

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000082114450&...
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 05:10 PM
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13. He should have a great career then, that is how all the famous Repuke
asshole scumbags start out. It is the ones that drop out of college that rule over the more educated neocons and spanked their asses in elections last year - they are idolized for their apparent inhumanity (think cheney and shotgun). The whole GOPuker party is fucked up beyond all recognition.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 05:14 PM
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14. GOP = FUBAR = DISASTER = TRAIN WRECK
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