Family Feud

Rebecca Kleefisch and her gay uncle were once as close as sister and brother. Her bizarre condemnation of same-sex marriage during her campaign for lieutenant governor drove a wedge between the two. They haven’t spoken since.

Poker Face

hen controversy starts to close in, Gov. Scott Walker gets the heck out of Madison. This was a key strategy during the furor over Act 10 – his legislation hobbling most public sector unions in the state – and he used it again in late February, after a court let slip a document dump with the potential to flatten whatever ambitions he harbored for higher office, or even re-election. Soon, every other political reporter in the country was paging casually, madly or curiously through some 27,000 emails collected during the first John Doe probe to investigate Walker allies and associates…

The Scott Walker Newspaper Video Gang Rush

Scott Walker MIGHT run for president, and, if so, he might have to answer questions about immigration. And during an interview with the Wausau Daily Herald, he previewed what his answers MIGHT sound like. “People [who] want to come here and work hard in America – I don’t care where they come from, Mexico or Canada or Ireland or Germany or South Africa or anywhere else – I want them here,” he told the newspaper in a video that makes a nice supplement to the editorial board chit chat also released today, by the Journal Sentinel. “To me,” he says, “if people want to…

Scott Walker for President? Poll Results Are Less Than Encouraging

Gov. Scott Walker fell below fellow Republicans Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin congressman, and Marco Rubio, a U.S. senator from Florida, in a ranking of the 2016 Republican presidential nominees most preferred by Wisconsinites. In the question asked in a recent Marquette Law School poll, about 27 percent selected Ryan, 21 percent chose Rubio and 16 percent went for the state’s conservative governor, whose hobbling of public sector unions in the state and aggressive reduction of the state budget’s structural deficit in 2011 made him both a national commodity and a villain for the left. In fourth place, Chris Christie gathered about…