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Sunday, April 3, 2011

In Gov. Scott Walker's world, it's not what you know but who you know.

Just in his mid-20s, Brian Deschane has no college degree, very little management experience and two drunken-driving convictions.

Yet he has landed an $81,500-per-year job in Gov. Scott Walker's administration overseeing environmental and regulatory matters and dozens of employees at the Department of Commerce. Even though Walker says the state is broke and public employees are overpaid, Deschane already has earned a promotion and a 26% pay raise in just two months with the state.

How did Deschane score his plum assignment with the Walker team?

It's all in the family.

His father is Jerry Deschane, executive vice president and longtime lobbyist for the Madison-based Wisconsin Builders Association, which bet big on Walker during last year's governor's race.

The group's political action committee gave $29,000 to Walker and his running mate, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, last year, making it one of the top five PAC donors to the governor's successful campaign. Even more impressive, members of the trade group funneled more than $92,000 through its conduit to Walker's campaign over the past two years.

The full story here.

With the economy humming along so well and with so few people looking for jobs, they're lucky they were able to find such a capable candidate for such a low salary. That must really cheer up those Wisconsin schoolteachers who need at least an undergraduate college degree and years of teaching before starting out with a salary of $25,222 and a 21.5% raise over the next 10 years.

In Scott Walker's world it's the teachers wbo are the greedy, lazy ones while this drunken lout who hasn't held a job other than Political patronage is a fine upstanding citizen, no doubt worthy of holding a high paying job with little experience and I'm sure sweet fuck-all knowledge of environmental and regulatory matters.

One more reason to run this arrogant tone-deaf sleazeball out of the Governor's residence.

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