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Playinghardball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:44 AM
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After critical media reports, Walker demotes lobbyist’s son
Source: Raw Story

The 27-year-old son of a major supporter of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has been demoted after critical media reports revealed that the embattled Republican had given the young man an $81,000-a-year job in his administration, even over more qualified candidates.

Walker's office told area media that Brian Deschane would be moved back to bureau director at the state Department of Regulation and Licensing, where he will again be making $64,728.

When Brian first held the job, he landed a 26 percent pay raise within the first two months, 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.

The Sentinel also noted that two other candidates who were considered for the $81,000-a-year job were immensely qualified for the position, whereas Deschane only had a high school diploma and a history of drunk driving. Neither other man was even interviewed for the job, whereas the son of a lobbyist with a trade group that gave over $121,000 to the governor was an apparent shoe-in.



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Vinnie From Indy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:46 AM
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1. Just wow!
At least this was caught and revealed. One wonders how many others were given jobs like this.
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RedCloud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:50 AM
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2. Now to expose Walker as an incompetent and a puppet!
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TreasonousBastard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:57 AM
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3. Why wasn't this little shitstain fired?
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iwishiwas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:09 AM
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4. damage control. Dems are onto investigating him more...



http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/119283094.ht...



Walker demotes son of campaign contributor
27-year-old had little experience, no college degree


April 5, 2011 |(596) Comments
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In a later interview, Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca said he had been concerned about the appointment and was pleased Walker reversed course.

"The governor does have the right - within what passes the smell test - to appoint who he wants," said the Kenosha Democrat. "What we find offensive is when you give people a huge pay increase when they don't appear to be qualified."

But Barca said he wants more information about how Deschane got the original job at the Department of Regulation and Licensing.

"If he is going back to that job, I want to make sure he was properly hired for that job in the first place," Barca said. "I am concerned about whether he was hired properly under the civil service system."
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Kingofalldems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:12 AM
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5. Special Prosecutor needed on retainer to investigate the GOP
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howaboutme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:19 AM
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6. Great - Investigating cronyism and corruption by the media is almost a lost art
Regardless of Party of the offender I'm all for exposing corruption and graft. In PA Gov Rendell was also a big proponent of giving his friends and cronies plumb contracts and jobs all paid by taxpayers. Corruption needs to be exposed and should never ever be tolerated.

In Wisconsin this kid will get a promotion once the public's and media's 15 second attention span is past.
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Adsos Letter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 01:04 PM
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7. Let the sunshine...let the sunshine innnnn...
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