Boots & Sabers

The blogging will continue until morale improves...


Everything but tech support.

1214, 08 Nov 19

Wisconsin Senate Exercises Advise and Consent Role

I do get a kick out of how exercised the Left is over this. They act like it is some sort of massive betrayal of process or something. Sure, it’s not common, but it happens. In fact, the last time it happened was in 1987. Who was governor then? TOMMY! And the Democratic Senate rejected an appointment. It happens. Get over it and appoint some other insider hack.

Gov. Tony Evers had a crappy birthday. He spent some of it sitting stone faced in the Wisconsin Senate chambers as lawmakers debated whether to confirm Brad Pfaff, his pick to run the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP). Along party lines, GOP senators fired the birthday boy’s ag secretary.

“I’m so PO’d about what happened today,” Evers told reporters outside the Senate chambers after the 19-14 vote on Nov. 5. “This distresses me personally.”

No other governor in modern history has ventured from the East Wing to witness the Senate in action, according to state Sen. Fred Risser (D-Madison) who has served in the Legislature since 1957. It was also the first time since at least 1987 that the Senate has rejected a gubernatorial cabinet secretary.



1214, 08 November 2019


  1. Le Roi du Nord

    Just curious, who was the appointee and which agency was denied in 1987? Thanks

  2. Kevin Scheunemann

    Such awful language by Evers.

    So much for liberal civility….

  3. Mar

    Le Roi, call the Legislative Reference Bureau, I couldn’t find it either.
    To bad the lazy media didn’t bother to ask. Just trust the government, you know.

  4. Le Roi du Nord


    Nope, I want Owen to answer, as he sounds pretty sure of the details.

    PS:  The media did ask.

  5. jjf

    I thought the news said the records only go back thirty years and there’s no records of this happening before, not that someone wasn’t confirmed thirty years ago.

    Five Republicans thought Pfaff was just fine nine months ago.  Now Fitz’s feelings were hurt, so he says don’t confirm him, and presto, not a single WisGOP will stand up to challenge him.  Such a brave party!

  6. Le Roi du Nord


    Exactly.  That’s why if Owen knows more about the last time a nomination was declined I’d like to get the details.

  7. Mar

    Well, Le Roi, if you’re so damn lazy, why should anyone do something for you lazy butt?

  8. Le Roi du Nord

    mar: It isn’t laziness on my part, but rather a search for the truth. If Owen has sources not available to the rest of I’d like the details of the previous denial of an appointee.

    See, I didn’t even call you names.

  9. jjf

    Mar, get real.  Owen shouldn’t think it’s been done before; we’re just asking for proof one way or the other.

  10. Mar

    Uneducated Le Roi, read the darn newspaper, its in almost story about this subject. Stop being a lazy ass liberal.
    Unless, you cannot read. Based on many your comments, I’m pretty sure that’s true.

  11. Le Roi du Nord

    mar: I did read the article, and many others on the topic. That’s why I asked the question. If Owen knows the specifics of the 1987 denial I would like him to share as it appears no one else does, not even you.

  12. Jason

    What’s next Leroy, are you going to pen a letter to Bill Gates with financial advise, or Maddona with suggestions for better singing? Idiot.

  13. Le Roi du Nord

    No j, that isn’t in the plans. But if you have all the answers why some you tell us all about the 1987 denial?

    Come on smart guy, do your thing.

  14. Mar

    Uneducaed LeOi, as I said before, I couldn’t find the info. You couldn’t find it. But you and jjf demanded Owen to know this.
    It myst be really cold living under your bridge.

  15. Le Roi du Nord

    Wrong, uneducated mar. I looked it up, but the information publicly accessible doesn’t match up with what Owen said. I’m looking for clarification. You are just looking even more foolish.

Pin It on Pinterest