So apparently the "loose-lipped" SEIU lobbyist who bragged about his efforts to "kick Scott Walker's ass" has been fired. In case you missed it, it wasn't as much the foul language that sunk John-david Morgan as much as his allegation to a Walker aide that he and his union were coordinating a public relations campaign against Walker that would involve the governor, the mayor and the Milwaukee County Board acting in their official capacities to embarrass Walker. The aide's iphone caught all of this.
As sleazy as it sounds, Morgan did state voters a service by exposing the supposed wall between politics and policy to be a farce. I would compare it to the Blagojevich scandal. The lack of tact is more significant than the scheme itself politics is always dirty. There may not be the same caliber of damning evidence to show that the same is true on the other side, but any observer with an iota of common sense can see it clearly enough. Scott Walker's entire tenure on the County Board has been a campaign for governor.
Every year he introduces irresponsible budgets that he knows have no chance of passing, in which he slashes county services so he can say he has never raised the property tax levy. He has grossly exaggerated projected budget deficits in a ploy to lay off county workers, and then pats himself on the back when the resulting surplus shows that the layoffs and furloughs weren't necessary in the first place. Walker does this knowing that the detrimental effects of the cuts on public transit, the parks system, and other important services will not be nearly important to his reputation as the 30 second ads in which he says he didn't raise taxes to the GOP base in the Milwaukee suburbs.