Boots & Sabers

The blogging will continue until morale improves...


Everything but tech support.

0949, 12 Feb 16

Governor Walker Listens

Governor Walker was in Washington County for a listening session. The Washington County Insider was there and has the details.

Gov. Scott Walker hosted a listening session at Jackson Village Hall on Thursday afternoon. About 40 community leaders, business owners and students were in attendance.

 West Bend School Superintendent Ted Neitzke brought three of his best and brightest students  including Alaina Michels, a 17-year-old junior at West Bend East High School, said there were a lot of ideas presented at the session and it will be up to the people that were there to get the job done.   “It’s important we spread this information throughout the community,” said Michels. “We can take action within school and through adults that are active in the community.”
Andrew Steiner, 18, from West Bend East High School said there were a lot of ideas exchanged at the session but he was optimistic advancement in the state is possible. “A big part of what we talked about was communication and collaboration and if we continue things like this the sky is the limit,” he said.
The governor’s visit was part of the Working for Wisconsin: 2020 Vision Project. The session was a unique opportunity for neighbors to voice their thoughts on economic development priorities directly to the Governor.

0949, 12 February 2016

1 Comment

  1. Northern Pike

    The headline was intended as a joke, right?

    I’m actually disappointed in you, Owen. I thought your BS meter was more fine-tuned than that.

    The people Walker selects for his listening sessions are picked in advance. Anyone who might be ever-so-critical of his administration has no more chance of being invited than an alien from Mars.

    Russ Feingold, love him or hate him, conducted real listening sessions. Nobody was pre-screened, and I witnessed first-hand right-wingers loaded for bear showing up to take him on. They were often good, substantive exchanges.

    When Walker holds a listening session that accepts all comers, then you can write a headline, without irony, that says “Governor Walker Listens.”

Pin It on Pinterest