"The job could be a couch potato's dream - $76,261 a year for doing nothing."
That is the Journal-Sentinel's description of the number two position in the state. The title of the article, "Everybody wants to be Lieutenant Governor," indiscreetly suggests that politicians with aspirations of being LG are less interested in state service than a hefty pay raise and less responsibilities than a college freshman.
As always, a money quote from retiring Sen. Alan Lasee (R-Door County).
"You just stand around and wait for the governor to die. It's a plum job," said Lasee, who has been unsuccessful in his efforts to change the state constitution and eliminate the post.
Even the candidates themselves are making the post's lack of purpose a campaign issue. Check out Republican candidate Brett Davis' most recent campaign video.