Let’s deconstruct this, shall we?
MADISON, WI – Kevin Kennedy, director and general counsel of the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, today issued this statement:
“I am not going to dignify the Wall Street Journal’s opinion column with any comment,
Oh the indignity! Except that his statement saying that he’s not going to offer a comment comes in a press release that he issued for the express purpose of offering a comment.
except to state that it contains no facts showing that I or the Government Accountability Board did anything inappropriate or out of the ordinary given the agency’s statutory responsibilities.
Except that it does. It contains the actual emails where a GAB lawyer was taking a partisan stance and coordinating the campaign messaging of a Democrat with the public statements regarding a criminal investigation. Where in the statutes does it say that the GAB is supposed to work with the Democratic candidate for governor and the Democratic DA of Milwaukee to coordinate their messaging? I must have missed that statute.
I think any discussion about the structure or mission of the G.A.B. should be done through the legislative process.
So the public isn’t supposed to discuss the GAB? Public discourse about them is disallowed? Yes, the legislature needs to take up the GAB’s structure and mission, but that does not preclude public debate of the same.
I am always glad to answer questions of legislators who wish to articulate a specific concern about the agency’s actions, although I am not free to comment on matters that are presently the subject of lawsuits or are confidential by statute.”
Notice that he is glad to answer questions from legislators, but not the public. This taxpayer-funded appointee thinks it is beneath him to actually respond to the public he is supposed to serve.
Kevin Kennedy has no credibility and is certainly not unbiased. He needs to go.